A number of federal politicians toured a trade show in southern California that featured solar energy and alternative energy technologies.TORRANCE, California, US, 2001-06-05 [SolarAccess.com] A number of federal politicians toured a trade show in southern California that featured solar energy and alternative energy technologies. “It is clear that the future of energy technology is here today in Southern California,” says House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt (D-Missouri). “It is well known that Enova and other companies are making progress toward fuel-cell automobiles. Today we also saw first-hand how fuel-cell technology may be adopted by stationary sources requiring a reliable energy supply.” Gephardt was joined by Rep. Jane Harman (D-Redondo Beach) and other members of Congress from the state at a conference to showcase energy technologies from companies in the Los Angeles area. The event was hosted by Enova Systems at its South Bay facility. “Enova is an ideal site to host this event, with its powerful combination of world-class products and local job creation,” says Harmon. “We look forward to working with Enova and the other fine companies represented here today as we craft a new national energy strategy.” The technologies on display included industrial solar panels from Siemens Solar, Ford’s TH!NK car, an electric-powered bus, Toyota and Honda electric vehicles, fuel cells, Capstone microturbines, and energy-efficient residential products. The objective was to identify solutions to the energy crisis in California. “The energy technology of the future is here in Southern California today,” says Enova president and CEO Carl Perry. “We greatly appreciate the interest and recognition afforded by the personal visit of these key leaders of Congress.” Enova is based in Torrance, with offices in Hawaii and South Korea. It designs and manufactures electric, hybrid-electric and fuel-cell propulsion systems and components for the global vehicle market.