Looking for something to do in downtown San Jose on a Saturday?

This Saturday, I was melting in the heat of downtown San Jose, killing time before a friend’s wedding when I happened upon the City of San Jose’s Clean Energy Showcase.  Open to the public for free every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the showcase features the latest in green technology — solar, solar hot waters, wind turbines, electric vehicles and more.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find:

Plug-in hybrid with a solar charger

Solar hot water heater

Solar oven

DIY: Recycling an old pizza box into an oven to reheat your pizza with solar energy

Fancy schmancy solar panels

Attic insulation made from old blue jeans

Inside the zero-energy cottage

The zero-energy cottage, complete with native, low-water landscaping

Solar energy collector

Solar film panels that can be printed!

Coolest street light ever — its LED light is powered by the sun or wind, depending on weather conditions

Solar hot water - saw these on nearly every roof during my trip to Israel and Greece last year

Adorable EV

This ri-donk-uclous pink SUV limo for a quinceanera was parked across the street from the Clean Energy Showcase - a bit of a juxtaposition, no?