[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News & Events: White House Goes Solar & Last Chance to Register! - NMSEA "PV" Solar Electric Training

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Fri Oct 8 15:35:54 MDT 2010

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*/White House Goes Solar!/*
Here comes the sun: White House to go solar - by Dina Cappiello 
/via //AP Associated Press /

"The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its 
green credentials by planting a garden, plans to install solar panels 
atop the White House's living quarters. The solar panels are to be 
installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and 
supply some electricity."

Sponsored by ASES <www.ases.org> <www.ases.org>& the National Solar 
Tour, the Globama Initiative for Solar on the White House 
is a powerful public-private partnership to demonstrate the 
technological advances that can bring clean, job-creating, 
domestically-produced solar energy back to the White House.


    2010 NMSEA Photovoltaic Design & Installation Class

    */Last Chance for Registration!/*

    *5-Day Class* (three days in the classroom and two days of hands-on

*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/ Sponsored by New Mexico Solar Energy 

*Dates:* *October 15-17 and 23-24, 2010 *(Fri-Sat-Sun-Sat-Sun) *
Location:* Alamogordo, New Mexico

New Mexico Solar Energy Association's next PV classes will be held in 
Alamogordo, New Mexico
(208 miles from Albuquerque, 68 from Las Cruces, 90 from El Paso airport). 

The PV Design class portion will be taught concurrently with the Design 
& Installation class the first weekend. Installation class students will 
continue the second weekend with a system on a Habitat for Humanity home.
       * *$500 per person; NMSEA members - $485 *
        *(Limit: 25 students)

**/Who would be interested?
/**            Certified electricians: */* *  who want familiarity with 
the DC side of things.  //
/*            Homeowners: */* *//  who'd like to talk knowledgably with 
/*            Job seekers:*  /  who want to know what the field is like
/*            Students:** */* *  considering renewable energy careers
/*            Inspectors: * /  //who want to see best practices in the 
industry /

_*Course Description*_

Topics to be covered during this solar electric training 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 will also be covered. Solar Energy 
International's "Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual" is 
included in the class.

The class will start with three days in the classroom. It will include 
hands-on labs. There may be visiting instructors. The last two days will 
be spent installing a photovoltaic system.

Students will have the opportunity to hear from local PV business 
owners, installers and other PV experts. Depending upon the group's 
interest, there may be evening slideshows and talks from members of the 
New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA).

Our instructor for this class is Randy Sadewic, a graduate of San Juan 
College. Randy co-owns Positive Energy, Inc., a company that designs and 
installs PV systems. Randy is certified by the North American Board of 
Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Lunches and snacks are included in the class fee. Dress for classroom 
the first weekend. Dress for physical labor, with sturdy shoes (no 
sandals) on the second weekend.

Students must attend all 5 days of the class to receive a Certificate of 

Electricians who complete the class are eligible for continuing 
education credit through CID, the State of New Mexico's Construction 
Industries Division. Expand your business by adding solar to your 
service line.


Class will be held in Alamogordo, NM 
(208 miles from Albuquerque, 68 from Las Cruces, 90 from El Paso 
airport). The classroom portion will be held on NMSU-A Campus 
<http://nmsua.edu/map/#alamogordoMap>, location to be determined.

Accomodations in & around Alamogordo...

            /Cloudcroft Mountain Park Hostel

            Private room: $30
            Two dorm rooms (8 beds): $17 per person
            Family room: $50
            Private rooms are reserved quickly. All rooms include 
sheets, towels and tax. Cash only on-site. Reserve and pay by credit 
card via the internet.

            /Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo

            No showers.
            Primitive: $8
            RV + Electrical + Sewage: $18; Water free.
            Park Fees 


        There are a number of hotels, motels, and B&B's in Alamogordo, 
as well, including: Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn, 
Hampton Inn, Holiday             Inn, Motel 6, Quality Inn, Satellite, 
Super 8, White Sands Motel.


Payment must be received before the class. Checks, Visa, Mastercard and 
cash are accepted. When registering, please give your name, company, 
mailing address, phone, e-mail, and dietary or other special needs. For 
PV classes: If you are an electrician, please give us your Journeyman's 
License number.

*    With a credit card:* Please call the NMSEA office:
            Albuquerque phone: 505-246-0400
            Toll free: 888-88-NMSOL (888-886-6765)

*    By mail:* Send the information with a check for payment, to arrive 
before the class, to:
            New Mexico Solar Energy Association
            1009 Bradbury Dr SE, Ste. 35
            Albuquerque, NM 87106



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