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Ambassador Kirk Celebrates Earth Day with Francis Scott Key Middle School Students

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk celebrated Earth Day today in Silver Spring, Maryland at Francis Scott Key Middle School, talking to students about America’s ability to export clean energy technology and services while creating jobs here at home. Ambassador Kirk was joined by Montgomery County President of the Board of Education Patricia O’Neill, Superintendent President Dr. Jerry Weast, SunEdison Founder and General Manager of the Americas Brian Jacolick, and students from Francis Scott Key Middle School.   

SunEdison, a solar energy company headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with 170 employees, benefits from its ability to export to customers around the world. Last month, SunEdison received approval to build and construct a photovoltaic solar power plant in Rovigo, Italy. The company financed, built and maintains the clean solar energy system installed at the Francis Scott Key Middle School with no up-front capital costs to the school system.

See a slideshow of the event below.