[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events, and Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Mon Oct 13 16:55:31 MDT 2008


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.

 
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a complete list of Fiesta Workshops and 
other 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*

FEDERAL TAX CREDITS PASS!

Good News! As part of the emergency economic "bailout" package, an 
extension of Federal tax credits was passed. This will certainly help 
the renewable energy industry. See the next SunPaper for details.
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THURSDAY, OCT. 16: SUNPAPER DEADLINE

Submit articles, news, and advertising for the Nov/Dec issue of the 
SunPaper, the official NMSEA news publication. Deadline is the end of 
the day October 16. Submit news and articles in MS Word and advertising 
in Word, JPG, or PDF form to info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org> or 
call 505-246-0400 for information and advertising rates.

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OCTOBER 24: REQUEST FOR QUOTES DEADLINE

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) 
has issued requests for quotations for someone to do (1) Solar Energy 
Systems Training in Solar Thermal Codes and (2) initiation of a 
Technical Advisory Committee on Solar Thermal Systems. Due date for 
quotes is October 24, 2008.  Contact for more information: Ryan Helton, 
476-3318, ryan.helton at state.nm.us <mailto:ryan.helton at state.nm.us>.

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FOR SALE! SOLAR, SUSTAINABLE HOMES

The NMSEA Office now has a list of real estate agents who have 
advertised with us who have 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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*EVENT CALENDAR*

OCTOBER 16:  SITE-VISIT - USGBC HOUSE WITH INSULATED CONCRETE FORM WALLS

You are invited to visit a home site in the East Mountains built with 
IDF. 10:30- noon. $20 for USGBC members, otherwise $30. Call Kristy 
Moyer at 505-344-3294 for more information.

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OCTOBER 25 & 26: ENERGY AUDITS -- HANDS-ON WORKSHOP, ALBUQUERQUE HARWOOD 
ARTS CENTER

/Event highlights include:/

- Discover the energy audit process based on LEED-EB & ASHRAE

standards alongside professional architects and engineers.

- Learn cost / benefit analysis for energy conservation measures

- Acquire technical experience with energy modeling

- Contribute to a local non-profit's efforts for a greener facility

See attached flier for more information.

 

OCTOBER 25 & 26:
GREEN TRADESHOW AND CONFERENCE, ALBUQUERQUE

The producers of the International Green Ideas Show have announced their 
alliance with the highly successful ABQ Home and Lifestyle EXPO. The 
International Green Ideas Show is New Mexico's first broad-based green 
consumer trade show.  It will take place October 25th & 26th at Expo New 
Mexico and will run semi-annually alongside the ABQ Home & Lifestyle 
EXPO.  This innovative event will feature the latest in earth-friendly 
products and services including renewable energy, hybrid vehicles, green 
building, eco-fashion, socially responsible investing, water 
conservation, green weddings/funerals and much more. Please take a look 
at the website at www.IGIShows.org <http://www.igishows.org/>.  Feel 
free to contact Christina Brown at 1.877.GR.IDEAS (1.877.474.3327) or 
cbrown at IGIShows.org <mailto:cbrown at IGIShows.org>, if you have further 
questions. Exhibitors: register early for the best rates and booths!

 

OCTOBER 26-29: NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETING CONFERENCE, DENVER

Register now for this year's exciting National Renewable Energy 
Marketing Conference, "A New Climate for Change," in Denver, CO on 
October 26--29, 2008. Topics include:

    * The Interplay Between Climate Change Policies and Renewable Energy
      Markets
    * Innovations in Utility Marketing
    * Integrating Sustainable Energy Strategies for Business
    * Current Trends and Future Prospects in Photovoltaics
    * Media and Perception

Go to renewableenergymarketing.net for more information.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, REI

Katje Erickson from Delta Third Design will give a talk about how green 
building designs can help achieve a 2000kW per capita global society. 
Katje's portfolio spans more than 30 years of working with owner-builder 
clients, from permit plan set drafting  to realization.  Her custom home 
portfolio can be found at: http://www.deltathird.com/custom.html 6:30 
PM, REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25 and Montano, 1500 Mercantile 
NE, phone: 246-0400.

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OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1, 2, AND 8 & 9: PV (SOLAR ELECTRIC) WORKSHOP

Five-day hands-on Photovoltaic Design and Installation Workshop 
sponsored by NMSEA.  Topics include photovoltaic components, designing 
and sizing a system, siting, and the configuration of stand-alone 
(off-grid) and grid-tie (utility-connected) systems, safety and energy 
efficiency.  Class session will be in Albuquerque, but the installation 
will be north of Santa Fe.  $450 for members, $500 for non-members.

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NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION

1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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

info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org> www.nmsea.org <http://www.nmsea.org/>

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