[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Thu Oct 21 18:22:56 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 
Or Contact Us with Questions or Comments! We Value Your Input!
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** **OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 12: NMSEA Board of Directors Election

      ** ***USGBC Online Raffle to Win a Solar System**

      ** **PNM Public Advisory* Monthly* Group Meetings *

** NMSEA - Now on Facebook!


    **** ** OCTOBER 24: Fall Bike Ride & Fundraiser in Support of
    Pollution Free Energy in America - Santa Fe*

    ** ** OCTOBER 26: ***NM Association of Energy Engineers Presentation
    at PNM - ABQ


    ****** ** **OCTOBER 30: Gallup **Solar Expo & Family Day **- Gallup*



*OCTOBER 18 -- NOVEMBER 12: **NMSEA Board of Directors Election*

Keep an eye on your mailbox! Ballots for the NMSEA Board of Directors 
election have been mailed out to all current members. Ballots must be 
returned to the NMSEA office via mail or in person by by Friday, 
November 12, 2010. The newly elected Board Members will be sworn in at 
the final regularly scheduled NMSEA Board Meeting of the year at 11:30 
a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the NMSEA office conference room. 
The new Board will then elect from among themselves the President, Vice 
President, Secretary, and Treasurer to serve for the upcoming year. All 
current NMSEA Members are welcome to attend board meetings.

The candidates running for 2011-2012 Board seats are:
Barbara Menicucci (Incumbent, term expires 2010)
Mars DeLapp (Incumbent, term expires 2010)
Carl Axness (Incumbent, term expires 2010)
Monte Ogdahl (Incumbent, term expires 2010)
Robert Nelson (Incumbent, term expires 2010)
Janet Bridgers (Incumbent, term expires 2010)

The continuing NMSEA Board Members are:
Gary Vaughn (Term 2010-2011)
James Barrera (Term 2010-2011)
R.P. Bohannan (Term 2010-2011)
Lisa Silva (Term 2010-2011)

If you don't receive your ballot by next week, please call or stop by 
the office to verify your membership status and receive a replacement 
NMSEA Office: info at nmsea.org, (505) 246-0400

      **USGBC Online Raffle to Win a Solar System**

      Enter to win a complete residential Photovoltaic System and
      contribute to USGBC-NM's work on behalf of a greener and more
      sustainable future.  This is a "paperless" raffle -- just Click

      Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. 

      Email confirmation and assigned ticket numbers will be emailed
      within four days of receipt of payment.

      If you prefer to purchase your tickets with a check, Click Here! 

*Grand Prize: Complete "turn-key" $16,000 Photovoltaic Solar System*

    * Donated by Consolidated Solar Tech. LLC 
    * 8 Schott Solar Panels -- assembly facilities in Albuquerque
    * 4 Enphase microinverters (Petaluma, CA)
    * UNIRAC roof mounting system (manufactured in Albuquerque)
    * Complete engineering drawings required to mount on home or office
    * Complete permit applications to PNM, City/County Building Departments
    * Installed anywhere in New Mexico
    * Fully coordinated with the PNM Renewable Electric Credit Program
    * Winner eligible for all Federal and State Tax Credits
    * Approximate value of the system: $16,000
    * Winner will be asked to share power use data with USGBC-NM

2^nd & 3^rd Prizes: ENERGY STAR Appliances


Deadline for ticket purchase:  _December 8_. 
Drawing will be held at our annual Green Tie Event on December 9.

For more information, please visit USGBC online at: www.usgbcnm.org 

*PNM Public Advisory Monthly Group Meetings

*The Public Advisory Group for PNM's current Integrated Resource 
Planning process *meets on the first Wednesday of each month*.

This group advises the Integrated Resource Planning organization at PNM. 
This group is responsible for preparing a report to the Public 
Regulatory Commission with recommendations on how to match demand and 
supply on PNM's electrical distribution system for the next 20 years.

The current process started in September, and two meetings have been 
held so far. It will continue through next June. Information pertinent 
to the process, including summaries of the first two meetings and 
pertinent documentation, may be obtained at the web site www.pnm.com/irp

*NMSEA - Now on Facebook!*

New Mexico Solar Energy Association is now on Facebook! 

If you like getting updates on Facebook, please visit the NMSEA page 
and press the "Like" button!
We will be using this site to spread the word about NMSEA's educational 
outreach, upcoming events and fundraising drives.


    **OCTOBER 24: Fall Bike Ride & Fundraiser in Support of Pollution
    Free Energy in America - Santa Fe**

** The Climate Change Leadership Institute invites you to join them on 
Sunday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at the Tesuque Village Market for a 
fundraiser bike ride in support of pollution-free energy in America. For 
complete information and to register, visit: 

    **** OCTOBER 26: NM Association of Energy Engineers Presentation at PNM

11:45 am-1 pm
$10 Luncheon

New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers is holding a meeting at PNM 
on Oct. 26, at which the head of their PV group will be the presenter.
You can obtain information at their web site www.nmaee.org

*OCTOBER 30: Gallup **Solar Expo & Family Day **- Gallup

*Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock Arizona (the Navajo capitol)
12 -- 4 pm

Please join Gallup Solar during the Third Annual Family Day & Solar 
Expo! The purpose of this event called "Family Day" is to work together 
with our neighbors and help each other in this vital transition to clean 
energy and more sustainable living. 

Booths lined up so far for this event include:
    Navajo Nation - "Weatherization"
    City of Gallup - "Conservation"
    Gallup Solar - "Hydrogen Cars"
    University of New Mexico (Gallup) - "Green Building"
    Work in Beauty, Inc.- "Bee Keeping"
    Gallup High School - "Solar Hogans"
    Gallup Solar - "Carbon Reduction Contest with Prizes"
    Green Horizons - "Using a solar pathfinder"
...and many more exhibits are still in the works!

**Gallup Solar is a 501c3 organization. Booths are free. All 
contributions are tax-deductible.

To get involved with this event, for more information, or to make a 
please contact Be Sargent 505-726-2497, besmurals at gmail.com.



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