EcoFair360 Announces Winner of 2010 Solar Roof Sweepstakes

Elkhorn, WI, August 01, 2010 --( The Olson family, of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, are the winners of the 2010 EcoFair360 Solar Roof Sweepstakes. The Olsons were selected from among the 1,300 individual entrants who filled out forms online through Facebook and the EcoFair360 website (, as well as in person at the Fair and at EcoFair360 booths at various events that preceded it. They will receive a 1 kilowatt solar panel, converter box, mounting hardware and all wiring necessary to integrate the panel into the electrical system of their house.

While nearly half the contestants entered online, the actual drawing was done using slips of paper and a box. The winning entry was selected by John Kivlin of Helios USA (, the company that will be providing the solar panel for the sweepstakes prize. Helios USA manufacturers high-performance mono-crystalline solar and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “We printed out the names from the online forms and put them together with the hand-written forms,” say EcoFair360 organizer Fritz Kreiss. Kreiss is also a managing partner of the Eco-Vision Sustainable Learning Center, the non-profit organization which oversaw the Fair. “Now we have to figure out a responsible way to re-use and recycle the paper we used! Still, it had a nice feel to do it the old-fashioned way.”

The Olson family submitted their entry when they attended EcoFair360. “While we welcomed entries from across the United States, we are glad that a member of the Walworth County community won,” says Kreiss. “Very much in keeping with the spirit of EcoFair360, which was created to showcase the growing green community here in Walworth County. We just added one more member.”

About The Eco-Vision Sustainable Learning Center:
The Eco-Vision Sustainable Learning Center promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Our goals are to promote and develop scalable solutions for renewable energy and sustainable development, support renewable energy projects though the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), and, as a community, find new ways and build new models to make renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building and sustainable living an integral part of American life.

Eco-Vision Sustainable Learning Center
Catherine McQueen