[NMSEA-news] NMSEA Opportunities, Chapter Meetings, Conferences, PV workshop, Green Built Tour

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Mon Mar 17 17:28:37 MDT 2008


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here's the latest Chapter events, workshops, and announcements.

Please see the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more complete list of events, 
including all the Earth Day events, at 
http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php

Also, check out the Sustainable ABQ website for other events in and 
around Albuquerque.  Go to http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm

If you have questions or comments, please contact us!   We value your input!

NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION

1009 Bradbury St SE, Ste. 35

Albuquerque, NM 87106

505-246-0400, 888-886-6765

Fax: 505-246-2251

info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org>

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ANNOUNCMENTS (at the bottom)

NMSEA OPPORTUNITIES!!

 ***Earth Day Volunteers needed for NMSEA

 ***Chapter Leader needed for NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter

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February and March: NMSEA Alamogordo Chapter-Community Education Program

March 25: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting -- Joe Matesi - Nature as a 
building model

April 2 and 3: New Mexico Renewable Energy Conference (NMREC) "RENEW NEW 
MEXICO"

April 11,12,13,19, and 20 : Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation 
Class/Albuquerque

May 3 -- 8: American Solar Energy Society's SOLAR 2008

May 10 - 17th: Sustainability Week and The Green Built Tour 2008

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FEBRUARY AND MARCH -- NMSEA ALAMOGORDO CHAPTER EVENTS

New Mexico Solar Energy Association. -- Alamogordo Chapter is scheduled 

to do 3 community education programs at NMSU-A this spring.

The Wednesday evening classes  are:

Feb 6 &13            Basics of Alterative Energy

Feb 27 & Mar 5    Passive Solar: Housewarming without mechanical systems

Mar 12 & 19         Active Solar Energy & Living off the Grid

More information at http://alamo.nmsu.edu/community/springcourses.cgi


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MARCH 25 -- NMSEA ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING -- JOE MATESI

NATURE AS A BUILDING MODEL: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO HOME BUILDING.

Starting with the site, create sustainability, comfort, and beauty while helping the planet and your pocketbook.

Joe Matesi is an inveterate builder with over thirty years experience with all types of home and community development.  He has been building sustainably with straw bales since 1993.


NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each 

Month, 6:30 PM, at REI in Albuquerque(northwest of the intersection of I-25 and Montano)

 

We hope you will join us! Contact information: 246-0400 or www.nmsea.or <http://www.nmsea.org>


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APRIL 2 & 3 - NEW MEXICO RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE (NMREC)

 
"RENEW NEW MEXICO"

 The New Mexico Rural Alliance, Regional Development
Corporation, and Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation proudly
announce the 2008 New Mexico Renewable Energy Conference (NMREC) "RENEW NEW MEXICO" to be held April 2-3, 2008 at the
Convention Center in Tucumcari,
 New Mexico.


  The goal of the NMREC is to provide a window to the future of
  renewable energy in New Mexico.  It will offer insight to the evolving
  energy market and present growth strategies to entrepreneurs,
  landowners, farmers, ranchers, dairymen, counties, municipalities,
  schools and all other interested parties.  By importing noted experts
  in  green energy development, the NMREC will show how New Mexico and
  New Mexicans can reap fantastic profits from renewable energy, while
  reducing our nation's dangerous dependence on foreign fossil fuel sources.


  New Mexicans have great potential to produce energy from wind, solar,
  and biomass utilizing technologies and equipment already available,
  but which are constantly being improved through technological
  innovations that increase generation efficiency.  NMREC will present
  that potential and the latest technologies and equipment.

With global demand for energy far outpacing supply, amid rising concerns 
regarding climate change and the very security of our nation, there has 
never been a better time for a forum such as the 2008 N.M. Renewable 
Energy Conference.

Sincerely,                                            

Gene Hendrick                                              Patrick 
Vanderpool

575-763-3435/799-4782©                          575-461-4079

gene at clovisedc.com 
<mailto:gene at clovisedc.com>                                     
patv at cityoftucumcari.com <mailto:patv at cityoftucumcari.com>


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APRIL 11,12,13,19, 20 -HANDS-ON PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) DESIGN AND 
INSTALLATION CLASS


      5-Day Class (Fri-Sat-Sun-Sat-Sun)
      Sponsored by New Mexico Solar Energy Association
      Next class: April 11-13 & 19-20, 2008, 8am-5pm
      Cost: $500.00 per person; NMSEA members - $450

For more information go to http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php


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MAY 3 -- 8: AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY'S SOLAR 2008

Dear Solar Supporter,

Have you seen the latest lineup of presenters for *SOLAR 2008*?

*More than 150 of the world's leading experts on solar energy*, energy 
efficiency, and other sustainable energy technologies will be in San 
Diego, May 3-8, 2008.

I invite you to join them at SOLAR 2008 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RJ7gAjnh2MRGXc3iJOTJuP1RtMiKgRoghSNZ7oHT8UvwArzFL2VbzTAN_6NMZawCYDRgX5BOngxjp_W8MC1FN5DktsWQSEJWBdWwUiR5iicd-KdVqOv8hjGzDvB5-04s> 
(and be sure to register by March 16 to get the best rates).

With the energy industry changing at an unprecedented pace, SOLAR 2008 
helps you understand the changes and uncover the opportunities.

It examines *the topics you need to know*, including:

    * What's new with thin film photovoltaics
    * Best practices for solar installers
    * Renewable electricity 24/7
    * Improving PV performance
    * Emerging architecture and daylighting design
    * Designing high performance homes
    * Selling and marketing strategies that work
    * The new era of concentrating solar power
    * Emerging transportation and solar's new role
    * The new boom in green collar jobs
    * Launch and grow your solar business
    * Women in solar, changing an industry
    * How to install solar hot water systems
    * A hot way to cool climate change
    * New approaches in solar policy
    * Investing in renewable energy
    * PV payback and financial analysis
    * And dozens of other powerful topics...

These sessions are taught by some of the world's leading experts - to 
give you the edge.

*This industry-leading conference series, now in its 37th year*, offers 
you the emerging trends, technological breakthroughs, industry insight, 
and connections you need to stay ahead.

*Attend SOLAR 2008 and discover where the industry is headed*.

*Click here to register for SOLAR 2008* 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RJ7gAjnh2MRGXc3iJOTJuP1RtMiKgRoghSNZ7oHT8UvwArzFL2VbzTAN_6NMZawCYDRgX5BOngxjp_W8MC1FN5DktsWQSEJWBdWwUiR5iicd-KdVqOv8hjGzDvB5-04s>.

Sincerely, 

Becky Campbell-Howe
Conference Director,
SOLAR 2008

PS. Don't forget to register by March 16 to get the best rates to attend 
SOLAR 2008. See the full lineup of presenters and topics at 
www.solar2008.org 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RJ7gAjnh2MR3Lg3NR-4WH5AJb9bJoZ2Shdq-OQ65y2OBVBOWNEPvXMI9O_vu-C7L39DJUPh7c9RZjqhipAK89FZlQF4-gRAUcTDAjIdm2CSwJJBUaN_Izw==>. 
I look forward to seeing you in San Diego this May.


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MAY 10 THROUGH MAY 17TH -- SUSTAINABILITY WEEK AND THE GREEN BUILT TOUR 2008

The U.S. Green Building Council New Mexico Chapter (USGBCNM) will hold 
its ninth annual GreenBuilt Tour in New Mexico on May 17 and 18, 2008.  
The Green Built Tour is part of a week long event called Sustainability 
Week.

The GreenBuilt Tour is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn 
about the features of a green home and how sustainable homes are built, 
and find inspiration to green your home.
Homes will be selected by a committee to be represented on the Green 
Built Tour and will need to fulfill certain green building standards.

The GreenBuilt Tour will culminate Sustainability Week events being 
planned by USGBCNM.
On Saturday, May 10, in Albuquerque, a series of lectures and workshops 
will be held along with a vendor's show, for people to learn more about 
green building and see products and materials that are environmentally 
friendly. During the week, there will be tours of green commercial 
buildings and workshops for building professionals.

For more information go to http://www.greenbuilttour.net/

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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EARTH DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NMSEA

 

If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming Earth Day event in your 
city please email the NMSEA office at info at nmsea.org 
<mailto:info at nmsea.org> and they will put you in touch with the 
appropriate person.  We need volunteers to help our events run 
smoothly.  You can help bake solar cookies, explain how solar electric, 
heat or hot water works, you can hand out literature or sell 
merchandise.  You can even do a little of all of that if you are 
interested.  Volunteers are need for full day or part of a day.  Please 
email with your contact info, including full name, email address and 
phone number.  Here are the upcoming Earth Day events that NMSEA will 
take part in:

Alamogordo - Saturday, April 26

Los Alamos - Saturday, April 26

Albuquerque - Sunday, April 27 (in Nob Hill, behind the Coop on Silver)

Las Vegas - Saturday, April 26


If none of those dates work for you, but you are still interested in 
volunteering there are many more opportunities in the spring as well as 
summer.  Please email us and we will help find a spot that will work for 
you.

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CHAPTER LEADER NEEDED FOR NMSEA ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER

The Albuquerque chapter leader has resigned and we need someone to take 
over immediately.  This opportunity involves setting up and running 
chapter presentations meetings (once a month) at a set time and location 
(6:30pm, 4th Tuesday each month, REI).  You would be responsible for 
contacting prospective speakers, coordinating with the chapter media 
person to ensure she has the information for advertising the event, 
setting up the room at REI and breaking down the room after the event.   
If you are organized and detail-oriented, have good people skills and 
are interested in sustainability, we are looking for you.  This 
volunteer position may take you 5-10 hours a month (including the night 
of the meeting) depending on your connections and your skills.  We will 
provide you with a template and speakers are already scheduled for 
March, May and June.  Please contact Deena Klein at dleeclean at yahoo.com 
<mailto:dleeclean at yahoo.com> and put Chapter Leader in the subject heading.

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