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ThinkSolar CEO Promotes Solar Energy Before Texas State Legislature

(PresseBox) (Austin, Texas, ) ThinkSolar CEO Elmar Niewerth will speak before the Texas State Legislature on April 24th in a hearing to explore the statewide adoption of high performance building standards.

Niewerth, a mechanical engineer and energy efficiency expert, will discuss solar electricity for buildings and homes in Texas, with special emphasis on energy generation.

"Solar power is a reliable energy option, especially in Texas, which has the most renewable energy potential of any state nationwide," says Niewerth.

"However without tax and legislation support from U.S. lawmakers, Europe will continue to take the lion's share of modules, driving up prices and slowing the growth of solar in America," Niewerth cautions.

In fact, the U.S. may soon face severe product shortages if it doesn't catch up to Europe in renewable energy legislation, technology and business. Some solar manufacturers are already pulling product from the U.S. market.

Niewerth will also participate in the "Solar Texas Forum" at the State Capitol on April 24th where he'll discuss best practices for solar energy development in Texas.

Niewerth is CEO of ThinkSolar, a national photovoltaic distributor and integrator, with offices in Oakland, California and San Antonio, Texas. ThinkSolar is the U.S. subsidiary of SolarMarkt AG, one of Germany's premier solar distributors.