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NMSEA presents the 9th Annual

Solar Fiesta!

DATE: September 20-21, 2008

LOCATION: Highland High School


Albuquerque, New Mexico


Welcome to the 2008 New Mexico Solar Fiesta

Join us at New Mexico's premier Renewable Energy and Environmental Educational Fair, with exhibits and workshops focusing on practical uses of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and many other sustainable living practices.

Free Workshops

We will begin each day of the Solar Fiesta with a free workshop, for the general public, before the gates open.  This year, the workshop will offer easy and inexpensive ways to lower utility costs by saving energy. Alan Zelicoff, who provides the Albuquerque Journal's "Energy Tips" will teach the class. From outside the Main Entrance of the Solar Fiesta, walk south, then west to the Performing Arts Center.

After the workshop, attendees that would like to go to the Solar Fiesta may enter through Gate 2.
Outdoor Exhibit Area, Ticket Prices

Workshops at the 2008 Solar Fiesta

Our Workshop Coordinator once again plans a robust menu of classes for the fiesta-goer. Workshops in the Solar Fiesta itself will cover topics such as solar electricity, solar heating and cooling, federal and state solar tax credits, green building, water conservation, alternative fuels, environmentally-friendly building materials and more. Classes are $10 each or less with an all-day or all-weekend workshop pass.

Come learn to save on energy costs now and for the future. Workshops are arranged in topic-focused tracks:

    • Energy Basics/Efficiency (EB)
    • Design & Materials (D)
    • Electricity-PV/Wind (E)
    • Financial/Real Estate (F)
    • Professional Track (P)
    • Sustainable Living/Development (S)
    • Thermal/Water (W)

See our 2008 schedule:

Check back here for updates.

The Professional Track and Technical Sessions

The third year of a return to the historical foundation of NMSEA, the Technical Sessions are back.  These 20-minute presentations are designed specifically for the professional community, but the technically-minded public is welcome. Ben Cho, our Technical Sessions Coordinator, will be moderating the sessions. Search for "Technical Sessions" in the Workshop Descriptions document above.

Enjoy the Solar Fiesta!