State of the Solar Union

Karner and Britt State of the Solar Union

When the camera moves across the gallery during tonight’s State ofthe Union, keep an eye out for two Arizona leaders in clean, renewableenergy.

Dr. Jeffery Britt, head of Tucson-based Global Solar will bethere as a guest of Representative Gabriele Giffords (D-AZ). DonaldKarner, the CEO of Phoenix’s own eTec, will be in the gallery, too,invited by First Lady Michelle Obama

Britt’s company produces a variety of solar products, using thethin-film solar cells manufactured at its twin Tucson plants. One plantis powered by a 750 kW solar field.

“After working for many years in the solar energy industry,” Britt said earlier today.

“I am particularly interested to learn about thepresident’s proposals on renewable energy. Besides energy, there are somany critical national issues at stake now – health care, jobs, theeconomy – that make this a truly historic moment. I suspect thatpassion will be running high in the president and all the members ofCongress. Television just cannot capture those feelings. I’m gratefulto Congresswoman Giffords for giving me the opportunity to be presentat this event.”

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