[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Fri Aug 13 15:00:35 MDT 2010

*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 
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********** AUGUST 14: NMSEA at Sunflower Market's Back-to-School Tasting 
Fair - ABQ
*** **A**UGUST 20-22, 28-29: **ASEI Photovoltaic Design & Installation 
Workshop** - ABQ
***** **AUGUST 25: Biodiesel & Algal Biofuel Feasibility Analysis & 
Update Webinar - ONLINE*
** **AUGUST 28: **NMSEA Electric Vehicles Basics Class **- ABQ


_**AUGUST 14: Sunflower Back-to-School Tasting Fair - ABQ

*12pm - 3pm
Sunflower Farmers Market at San Mateo & Lomas

Join NMSEA at Sunflower Market -THIS WEEKEND- as the family gets ready 
to go back to school!

Sunflower Market's Back-to-School Tasting Fair will offer FREE tastings 
of private label products to the public, while giving away school 
supplies & backpacks.

Enjoy healthy easy dinner recipes that make great left-over lunches & 
visit NMSEA outside on the front sidewalk (just to the left of a primary 
entrance) baking cookies, selling T shirts & solar gizmos, and handing 
out information for this year's SOLAR FIESTA!!!

For store directions or other event details, please visit Sunflower 
Market <http://www.sfmarkets.com/events> online. 

**AUGUST 20-22, 28-29: **ASEI Photovoltaic Design & Installation 
Workshop** - ABQ

*8am-5pm (each day)
504 Yale Blvd SE, ABQ

$700 registration
Includes lunches, snacks & books

The recently founded American Solar Energy Institute (ASEI), a 
non-profit organization, will hold its first hands-on Photovoltaic 
Design & Installation Workshop
August 20, 21, 22, 28 & 29

Marlene Brown and Randy Sadewic, photovoltaic experts and highly 
qualified instructors, will teach this Photovoltaic Design & 
Installation course.
The course has both hands-on and classroom components. Hands-on course 
components will use ASEI's roof simulator.

Marlene holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering with 15 plus years of 
experience in the installation of hundreds of PV solar energy systems 
throughout the US and the developing world. Randy is a graduate of the 
San Juan College PV Program and the co-owner of Positive Energy, Inc. 
Randy is certified by the North America Board of Certified Energy 
Practitioners (NABCEP).

Course topics to be covered include:
    -Photovoltaic components
    -Designing and sizing a system
    -The configuration of stand alone or off grid systems as well as 
grid-tied or utility connected systems
    -Safety, energy efficiency, & the benefits of co-op PV systems

Attendees will receive a certification upon satisfactory completion of 
the course.
Class size is limited to 10 so please register today!

To register, please download and complete the registration and privacy 
agreement from the website: http://aseinstitute.org/ & mail with a check 
or money order
for $700.00 to ASEI, 504 Yale Blvd.SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

For further information about this course or its sponsor organization, 
please contact ASEI at: (505) 554-2641or info at aseinstitute.org

*****AUGUST 25: Biodiesel & Algal Biofuel Feasibility Analysis & Update 
Webinar - ONLINE

*Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT (duration 1 1/2 hours)

Cost is $35 per connection
Biodiesel and algal biofuel are budding industries with viable options 
for petroleum replacement. Join us in a live webinar to hear two 
presenters sort out the pros and cons of the various biodiesel 
feedstocks and help you determine whether biodiesel would be a cost 
effective choice for you. Just turn on your computer to view over the 
Internet and listen either via VOIP or the phone. This webinar is hosted 
by Green Energy Leaders at Challenge International. To REGISTER/LEARN go 
to http://www.GreenEnergyLeaders.com/webinarenergy2.htm. Cost is $35 per 

Topics include:

Pros & Cons - New & Major Industry Players - Municipal Case Study -  Costs

"Criteria for Determining Whether You Should Consider Biodiesel"  
Presented by Jon Scharingson - Renenwable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group is the largest distributor of biodiesel fuel in 
the USA. During this presentation, Jon will give you an analysis of 
biodiesel that will help         you determine if it is the right fuel 
for your vehicles. Topics include: 1. The  pros and cons of each of the 
types of biodiesel feedstocks. 2. The issues you should         consider 
before using biodiesel i.e. infrastructure, climate, vehicle types, fuel 
transportation and availability. PLUS a municipal case study including 
the costs.

"The Latest Developments in the Field of Algal Biofuels" Presented by 
Jeffrey Bargiel, Business Development, Phycal

The field of algal biofuels is growing rapidly. Join Jeff to hear an 
overview of the industry, the major players and future expectations. 
During this presentation you will learn about: 1. An analysis of the 
various types of algal biofuels and methods of production. 2. Comparison 
of the performance of algal biofuels to other types of biodiesel products. 

Click HERE <http://www.GreenEnergyLeaders.com/webinarenergy2.htm> to 
Register/Learn More 

*AUGUST 28: **NMSEA Electric Vehicles Basics Class **- ABQ*

9am -- 12pm
NMSEA Office, 1009 Bradbury Dr SE #35

Open at 8:30 coffee, tea, & snacks provided.
Optional BYO lunch & discussion will follow for those interested.

NMSEA Members: $75
Non-Members: $85

EV Basics course topics will include:

    -Introductions & overview of EV
    -Understanding Voltage & Amperage, plus ways to easily understand 
how they work
    -Calculating & understanding Wattage
    -Using safety equipment, proper selection & use of tools
    -Shocks, burns & what's lethal
    -Fire extinguishers & CPR basics
    -Pros & Cons of lead acid storage batteries & lithium batteries
    -An overview of the advanced conversion class.     

Please register with payment by Aug. 25th: info at nmsea.org or 505.246.0400

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*/(*Email technical questions about the class to solpwr at plateautel.net)/**



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