The Annual Conference is now over, and was a great success. Remarks on the annual conference will appear here in the near future.

‘Recharging’ NMSEA and Renewable Energy in N.M. for the 21st Century!

August 17th – 19th

The New Mexico Solar Energy Association is having its Annual Conference separate from the Solar Fiesta this year. We are combining the Annual Conference with a Retreat to be held at the Circle “A” Ranch near Cuba, New Mexico.  Cuba is one of New Mexico’s best secrets and the Circle ‘A’ is living history within pinon, ponderosa and oak forests.

Creeks to explore, hiking and grand views, insights and camaraderie awaits participants.

Preliminary Annual Conference/Retreat Agenda

Friday, August 17th 

Saturday, August 18th 

Sunday, August 19th

Annual Conference/Retreat Fee Information

Annual Conference Fees (Due July 31st Add $5 late fee, thereafter)

Members                   $38.00            

Non-Members             $50.00            

Student (with ID)       $20.00            

 If you sign up for an NMSEA membership when registering, you may take advantage of the rate reductions immediately.

NMSEA Membership Fees

Individual & Family: $25.00 (Student with ID),  $ 15.00

Business & Government Agencies: $50.00 (Sponsor), $ 75.00

Lifetime Individual $200.00  (Patron), $100.00

Lifetime Business: $300.00

Lodging per person per night (No RVs):               

Bunk Bed (dorm style indoor lodging)  $ 15.00         

Bring own bedding/ single beds                               

Camping (tents only, no RVs)      $ 10.00                  


Breakfast (Sat. and Sun.)   $  5.00

Lunch (Sat.)               $  7.00

Dinner (Fri.) Potluck, see below

Dinner (Sat.)              $ 10.00

Food Menu

Friday night Potluck dinner with NMSEA supplying finger foods, drinks, chips and snacks. Free if you bring something for the potluck, otherwise $5.00

Saturday breakfast Bagels, cream cheese and fruits, tea, milk, OJ, coffee

Saturday lunch Soup or Chili with chips

Saturday dinner Pasta bar with various kinds of pasta and sauce with bowls of add on meats or veggies, garlic bread, non-alcoholic drinks and/or wine

Sunday breakfast  A big farmer's omelet (eggs, cheese and veggies) with some ham on the side and bread and butter.

For further information, please call Marlene Brown at 505-844-0032, or email her at  

Address of Circle A Ranch:

(505) 289-3350

Directions: Drive to Cuba New Mexico on Route 44 (from Bernalillo or from up north). If heading northwest, drive most of the way through Cuba: On your right you will see the  Frontier Motel. Continue on Route 44 for 0.3 miles past Frontier motel, then turn right onto Los Pinos Rd. The road is initially paved, but then turns to dirt- keep following the (winding) dirt road for 4.8 miles. On the right hand side there is a sign "hostel" nailed to a tree, turn right. Go another 200-300 yards till it dead ends. Park and celebrate solar energy...

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