OMSI's renewable energy exhibit taps Portland partners

An artist's rendering shows an exhibit in

An artist's rendering shows an exhibit in "Renewable Energy/Energía Renovable" which opens at OMSI in January. 

A renewable energy exhibit opening at OMSI — the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry — in January highlights the Pacific Northwest region's opportunities in clean energy and features the work of companies in the state.

The bilingual exhibit "Renewable Energy/Energía Renovable" is part of OMSI’s energy and the environment strategic initiative and will debut in the museum's Earth Hall next to the sustainability-themed Clever Together exhibit.

“This region leads the nation in sustainable decision-making, the development of renewable technologies, and research into next-generation green materials,” said Chris Stockner, OMSI energy and the environment spokesperson in a press release. “Reflecting the Northwest’s ongoing leadership in this important sector means becoming a regional source for renewable energy education.”

Major support for the exhibit was provided by title sponsors Portland General Electric, Meyer Memorial Trust, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and The Collins Foundation, and by Vestas and Iberdrola Renewables, which are presenting sponsors. Additional support was provided by sponsors SolarWorld and Bonneville Power Administration, Mentor Graphics, Christenson Electric, Oregon Wave Energy Trust, Union Bank, Pacific Power Foundation and Energy Trust of Oregon.

The exhibit opens on Jan. 17.

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