New Bern, Craven County, and other area residents will have a special opportunity to learn about the changing world of solar power and how changes in North Carolina law might affect their use of solar power in the future at this Solar 101 symposium. All three major residential electric distributors in this region will be speaking: New Bern Electric Utilities, Duke Energy, and Carteret-Craven Electric Coop. There will be also be vendors of residential solar power systems and other groups working on energy efficiency and solar power. Those who attend will have the opportunity for individual discussions with the presenters and vendors. Attendance is free. Coffee and snacks will be provided. The doors open at 5:00 pm with refreshments and tables with vendor displays. The presentations start at 5:30pm. This free symposium is brought to you by the Carolina Nature Coalition, the Sierra Club Croatan Group, and North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light. For more information contact Michael Schachter at 252 626-5100 or Robert Golden at 518 955-6242.