[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Thu Dec 10 14:36:24 MST 2009


*Hi Solar Enthusiasts!
Here are the Latest News, Events, and Announcements from NMSEA!*

*For a Complete Listing of Events, Please See our NMSEA Event Calendar 
<http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php>  
Or Contact Us with Questions or Comment! We Value Your Input!*

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_*ANNOUNCEMENTS*_
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* **DECEMBER:  **NO **LAS VEGAS NMSEA CHAPTER **MEETING**
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*** HOW YOU CAN GET THE SOLAR ENERGY TAX CREDIT APPLIED TO THIS YEAR'S 
STATE & FEDERAL TAXES
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** NMSEA TAOS CHAPTER ANNOUNCES OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SPRING COURSES
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** DECEMBER 11:  DEADLINE FOR SUNPAPER ADS & ARTICLES*

** DECEMBER 14:  NMSEA BLAST DEADLINE
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** **DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 11:  **NMSEA OFFICE CLOSED
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_*EVENTS*_

** **DECEMBER 16: **ADVANCED SOLAR **PHOTOVOLTAIC** SYSTEM DESIGN & 
INSTALLATION INTENSIVE COURSE*

** **JANUARY 5-7**: **ENERGY EFFICIENT OUTDOOR, INDOOR & DAY LIGHTING 
ANALYSIS FOR CITIES, COUNTIES & FACILITIES WEBINAR
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_*ANNOUNCEMENTS
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*DECEMBER:  **NO **LAS VEGAS NMSEA CHAPTER **MEETING*
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*Sustainable Las Vegas, a local Chapter of NMSEA, will not meet in 
December. Instead of a January meeting, the Chapter will sponsor a solar 
homes tour on Saturday, Jan. 23. Find further details regarding the tour 
in the next issue of the SUNPAPER and future BLASTS.
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*HOW TO GET THE SOLAR ENERGY TAX CREDIT APPLIED TO YOUR 2009 STATE & 
FEDERAL TAXES
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The year is quickly drawing to a close. Act soon to take advantage of 
federal and state tax credits for the installation of a solar energy 
system on your 2009 tax returns.

Homeowners and businesses can get a 40% tax credit on the cost of 
installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal system. The 
federal government provides a tax credit for 30% of the cost, and the 
state of New Mexico adds another 10% tax credit on state taxes. To be 
eligible for the state tax credit, solar systems must be certified 
through an application process administered by the Energy Conservation 
and Management Division (ECMD).

Individuals need to install their solar energy systems using a 
professional installer by the end of this year to apply the tax credit 
to their 2009 tax returns. Both the federal and state tax credit will 
continue to be available through 2016.

All forms are available at the ECMD web site, www.CleanEnergyNM.org 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102855880237&s=425&e=001qH7A3351DEIU7VA9didI15i9fuWhOQSRJo1esbBAs6XkKiTLflIGeU66hADxwwfjsUUO_iglWNCB52gsQeomcU_Xq90NCHaf57XpGrnQMRKvMXbLXO9rVKvno5DquNtaLEYJEce0xf4=>. 
Click on the "Clean Energy Incentives" tab on the left side of the home 
page, then click on the Solar Market Development Tax Credit link. This 
page includes a checklist of information necessary to complete the 
application for this tax credit.

ECMD stands ready to help applicants complete the required forms to 
obtain the solar market development tax credit.

For further assistance please contact:
Ryan Helton:505-476-3318 Ryan.Helton at state.nm.us
Gail Rubin: 505-265-7215 Gail_Rubin at comcast.net
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*NMSEA TAOS CHAPTER ANNOUNCES OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SPRING COURSES

*NMSEA-Taos Chapter is extremely supportive of the Green Technology 
Education Center in Taos both in spirit and by several of their key 
members involvement as adjunct professors.  Now is a great time to 
register for the spring semester of classes starting January 18th.

Register at UNM Taos <http://taos.unm.edu>' website under the 
Construction Technology category. 

*Courses include:*
Advanced Green Building with Scott Evans,
Introduction to Solar Technologies with David Dobry,
Intro to CAD - 3D Architectural Drafting and Intro to Carpentry, both 
with Mark Goldman. 
Fridays is a fun hands on Sustainable Systems Lab class as a 
co-requisite with any of the above classes. 

The Green Technology Education Center is located on the Taos High School 
campus establishing a convenient dual credit program for regional high 
school students.  Karlis Viceps has been coordinating this program.

Solar & Holistic Building Design with Karlis Viceps, Intro to Plumbing, 
and Electrical Wiring are also offered this semester at Klauer Campus, 
UNM-Taos. 

Check out these course offerings at _http://taos.unm.edu_ or call Karlis 
with questions. 575-770-0225
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*DECEMBER 11:  DEADLINE FOR SUNPAPER ADS & ARTICLES
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*Friday, December 11th at **5pm* is the deadline for new advertising and 
for any article or NMSEA Chapter news that you would like to submit for 
the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of the SunPaper. NMSEA gives priority to articles 
on solar energy, but any topic related to renewable energy systems and 
sustainability is welcome. 
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Please forward files directly to the SunPaper editor at: 
*rhermansolar at aol.com <mailto:rhermansolar at aol.com> *
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Note:*  All advertising is in black and white, and photos and graphics 
must have a resolution of at least 250 dpi in JPEG, TIF, or PDF format. 
Articles and text-only ads should be provided in MS Word (.doc) format 
(not .docx). Articles should be no longer than 1,100 words, and may be 
edited depending on space availability.
Size requirements and new prices for SunPaper ads are as follows:

       SunPaper

       Full Page: 9½” H X 7” W              $115.00

       Half Page: 4¼” H X 7” W             $65.00

       Quarter Page: 4¼” H X 3½” W     $35.00

       Biz Card: 2”  H X 3½” W              $20.00

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*DECEMBER 14:  BLAST DEADLINE
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The NMSEA office will be closed for the holidays between December 24 - 
January  11.  If you have interest to include news, events, or 
announcements during this time frame please send them to info at nmsea.org 
by Monday December 14th.  The last Blast of the year will be sent out 
next Thursday December 17th.  The first BLAST of 2010 will be sent our 
January 14th, 2010.  Again, if you have news, events, or announcements 
that you would like to include in next year's Blast please have any 
submissions into the office by Monday January January 11th, 2011.
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*DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 11:  **NMSEA OFFICE CLOSED *
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_*EVENTS*_

*DECEMBER 16: ENERGY EFFICIENT OUTDOOR, INDOOR & DAY LIGHTING ANALYSIS 
FOR CITIES, COUNTIES & FACILITIES WEBINAR*

Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT - 2 hours

Join in a live webinar to learn whether three different types of energy 
saving commercial lighting would be cost effective for your city, 
facility or campus. During this presentation, you will explore the 
latest energy efficient outdoor lighting, indoor lighting and day 
lighting including: 1.Comparison of types of lights with pros and cons 
of each including efficiencies 2. Maintenance costs 3. Lumen 
depreciation 4. Costs and ROI 5. Building, retrofit,and location 
requirements 6. New tech PLUS hear how other cities, campuses and 
facilities have saved money by replacing their existing lighting with 
energy saving alternatives. This webinar is sponsored by Green Energy 
Leaders at Challenge International, Inc. To REGISTER or LEARN MORE go to 
http://www.GreenEnergyLeaders.com/webcast.htm
Cost is $35 per connection.

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*JANUARY 5-7**: ADVANCED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM DESIGN & INSTALLATION 
INTENSIVE COURSE*

Location: CNM Workforce Training Center (WTC), Albuquerque, NM

Bill Brooks Expert PV Engineering Consultant will be offering this 
intensive course is targeted toward individuals currently working in the 
solar energy industry. This class benefits contractors, engineers, local 
jurisdictions and utility personnel who are involved in the design, 
installation, evaluation and inspection of small-scale PV systems.  $100 
registration fee includes the 3-day workshop, hand-outs, continental 
breakfasts and lunches.

For more information, please call (505) 224-5200 or e-mail pfisher at cnm.edu.

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