[NMSEA-news] NMSEA Events and Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Thu Aug 14 13:58:49 MDT 2008


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.

 
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more complete list of events: 
http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php.  
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!   We value your input!
 

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

FOR SALE!
SOLAR, SUSTAINABLE HOMES

The NMSEA Office now has a list of real estate agents who have 
advertised with us homes or other property for sale with special solar 
and/or efficiency features. We cannot provide detailed information, 
since that depends on current availability, but we can offer agent phone 
numbers and e-mail addresses.
Call or write the office if you are looking for a solar/sustainable 
property.

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Date Change for NMSEA Solar Thermal Workshop
The next NMSEA workshop has now been rescheduled to take place August 
21-24. (See below)
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*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW! 
for Green Expo Exhibit (We Need YOU!)*

 Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the New Mexico Solar Energy 
Association (NMSEA www.nmsea.org <http://www.nmsea.org>) have been 
invited by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to present solar 
home information at a booth in the Green Expo Exhibit at the 2008 EXPO 
New Mexico (formerly the State Fair) to be held September 5-21.  The 
solar booth will be shared by both organizations and is based in part 
upon a booth that solar home owners presented at the Earth, Wind, and 
Sun (EWS) event at SNL on July 23.  For the EWS event, each owner 
assembled a notebook with pictures, data, and observations based on 
living in solar homes to share with the public and answered questions at 
the booth. NMSEA will have literature and demonstration items while the 
booth is staffed. At least 15 more volunteers are needed to make this 
Green Expo effort successful, each volunteer manning the display a few 
hours. Please help. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Carl 
Axness at 505-844-0084 (claxnes at sandia.gov <mailto:claxnes at sandia.gov>).

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GOING ON NOW!
"GREEN EXPO" - STATE FAIR MARKETING OPPORTUNITY

New Mexico's Environmental Health Department (EHD) and Energy, Minerals 
and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) are collaborating on a Green 
Expo at the State Fair, Sept 5-21.  They are looking for dynamic 
exhibits showcasing the issues and tools of sustainability in the areas 
of green building, energy, water, waste, recycling and local and organic 
foods.  (Attendance throughout the Fair is not necessary.)  Marketing 
materials attached.  Use this opportunity to educate the public as well 
as promote your business. If you have a display to offer and for more 
information, please contact New Mexico Environment Department, 
505-827-2855, jill.turner at state.nm.us <mailto:jill.turner at state.nm.us>
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VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
Solar Fiesta 2008 Planning Committee

The SF Planning Committee is still looking for help in areas covering a 
variety of responsibilities.  Please contact Mary McArthur (Solar Fiesta 
Manager) with interest for details.
Mary McArthur:  (505)281-0471, marymac at hubwest.com

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*EVENT CALENDAR*

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AUGUST 21-24:
Please notice *DATE CHANGE* for NMSEA Solar Thermal Workshop

Chuck Marken will present NMSEA's first, hands-on Solar Thermal Workshop 
on *August 21-24* (Thurs-Sun). The class will cover theory, design and 
installation techniques necessary to install and maintain a solar 
domestic hot water system as main topics.
Types of systems, system components, safety considerations, code 
compliance, system sizing and solar collector performance in a variety 
of climates and applications will also be addressed, along with NABCEP 
thermal task analysis and information extracted from the NABCEP thermal 
candidate's handbook.
Course fees: NMSEA Members - $450;  Non-Members - $500
Provisions: Breakfast is included.  Students are responsible for their 
own lunch.  Class size: Minimum- 14 students;  Maximum- 28 students.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required and are now being accepted. 
For further information or registration, see: 
http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/thermal_workshop.php or contact the NMSEA 
office.

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AUGUST 30:
NMSEA BIODIESEL WORKSHOP

James Burgess and Eric Chrisp will once again present a hands-on 
Biodiesel Workshop on Saturday, August 30, 9:00am to 5pm, in Albuquerque. 
Biodiesel 101 covers sourcing oil, economic and ecologic pros and cons, 
preferred vehicles, how to make your own biodiesel processor (for under 
$400!), how to brew on a small to medium scale, how to test oil quality, 
safety issues, "washing" fuel, politics, and much, much more!
Course fees: NMSEA Members - $99; Non-Members - $110
Provisions: Lunch is included (please inform us about any dietary 
restrictions).  Class size: Minimum- 6 students;  Maximum-15 students.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required. 
For further information or registration, see:  
http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/biodiesel_workshop.php or contact the 
NMSEA office.

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SEPTEMBER 18:
NEW MEXICO TEC EXPO LUNCHEON
Albuquerque Grand Hotel, Airport    11:30 -- 1:30 PM

Join us for an exciting story!
Tom Chavez, CEO of Rapt Inc. will speak on "Technology Entrepreneurship: 
Making It Through the Obstacle Course". 

Tom realized every entrepreneur's dream when his company, Rapt, Inc, was 
recently acquired by Microsoft -- talk about success!  But the real 
story is how he got there, from a self-described lower-middle-class 
family in Albuquerque, to Harvard graduate (all 5 siblings) to 
successful tech entrepreneur.

Rapt, Inc., the leading provider of advertising yield management 
solutions was recently acquired by Microsoft to be offered as a key 
component of their Atlas Publisher Suite.  Tom says "The opportunity to 
join forces with Microsoft and see our technology flourish inside a much 
larger platform was too compelling to pass up.  What makes it even more 
compelling is that Tom is an Albuquerque native.

Also representatives from our technology associations, New Mexico Bio, 
New Mexico IT & Software Association, New Mexico Optics Industry 
Association, New Mexico Solar Energy Association and the Nano Network of 
New Mexico will give an overview of the latest greatest tech 
developments in the State.  These groups represent the industry clusters 
that are a significant part of New Mexico's economic success.

Register online at Acteva: _http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=164396_
$25 for members of one of the professional societies or TEC.  $40 for 
non-members. 
More information on techventures.org -- click on events.

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NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION

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505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251

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