[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Apr 1 16:38:46 MDT 2011


* Hello Solar Supporters!
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*Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA*

*Please Check Our Event Calendar 
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_*
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*/* /**/Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross /**/- /**/Volunteers 
STILL Needed This /*/*Sunday, April 3rd */*//*/*
*/*/* /*/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteer Request*//*
*/*/* /**/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online/**//**/
* NMSEA on Facebook
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*_EVENTS_
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***** APRIL 7: DOE Webcast "Utility Energy Service Contracts & Energy 
Project Incentive Funds" - /Online
/***** APRIL 7: Energy Forefront Webinar "Developing an Energy Plan & 
Working with Utilities" - /Online/*
** MAY 7: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Date Changed) - 
/Albuquerque, NM/**//
*/ /MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Electric Vehicles Conversion Class - 
/Albuquerque, NM/*
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS
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/**/Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross /**/- /**/Volunteers STILL 
Needed This /*/*Sunday, April 3rd */*//*

For anyone planning to attend William Gross' Memorial Service this 
weekend, April 3rd at 2pm, NMSEA is still seeking volunteers to help 
direct parking for a short time Sunday. The service will be held at 
Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Dr NE (West of Carlisle, turn 
on Berkeley NE for parking).

Lisa Silva is coordinating volunteers, and still needs three more people 
to arrive at 1pm to help direct vehicles to parking.  Please be assured 
that we will save seats in the Church for the volunteers, and they will 
be able to return from their assigned "posts" in time to attend the service.

Please contact Lisa at renu.nrg at gmail.com <mailto:renu.nrg at gmail.com> 
ASAP to help NMSEA provide this service before the Memorial.  Thank you 
for your support!
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/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteer Request
*/

Our organization's mission to promote clean, renewable energy and 
sustainability in New Mexico relies on the efforts of our volunteer 
members!  With Earth Day quickly approaching as one of NMSEA's busiest 
seasons, our office receives countless requests to offer a table 
presence at community events.  If you may be interested to assist us by 
attending events, as Event Coordinator, or as a general event volunteer, 
please contact our office: info at nmsea.org, (505) 246-0400

• NMSEA General Event Volunteer - volunteer at community events to host 
an NMSEA table offering literature and displaying sales merchandise
• NMSEA Event Coordinator - respond to NMSEA event requests, attend 
events, and organize volunteers to assist during events on behalf of the 
organization

Thank you for your support!
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*/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online

/*A selection of past SunPaper editions are now also available for 
reference online. For more details, please visit the NMSEA website 
<http://nmsea.org/Sunpaper/index.php>.

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/*
NMSEA on Facebook*/

*New Mexico Solar Energy Association is on Facebook! 
*NMSEA is now also using this site to spread the word about our 
educational outreach, upcoming events & fundraising drives.
If you like getting updates on Facebook, please visit the NMSEA page 
<http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Solar-New-Mexico-Solar-Energy-Association/142681782410865?ref=ts> 
and press the "Like" button!

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*_EVENTS
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*APRIL 7: DOE Webcast "Utility Energy Service Contracts & Energy Project 
Incentive Funds - /Online/*
Begins at 1:30-3pm EST - Free

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program 
(FEMP) will present a webcast on Utility Energy Service Contracts and 
Energy Project Incentive Funds on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

Presenters Julia Kelly of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Phil Coleman of 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and David McAndrew of FEMP will 
discuss how Federal agencies can partner with local utilities to fund 
energy improvement projects. The seminar will provide an overview of:

    * The purpose and benefits of Utility Energy Service Contracts
    * Authorizing legislation and primary contracting methods
    * Steps for successful project implementation
    * Available resources for assistance
    * Rules and best practices for Energy Project Incentive Funds

FEMP encourages participants to e-mail or call-in their questions before 
and during the program to receive tailored advice from the experts 
during the live "Q&A" segment. Questions mailed before the program can 
be sent to FTS at energyworkshops.org <mailto:FTS at energyworkshops.org>.  

The 90-minute training is free of charge, but you must register in 
advance with FEMP to obtain an Internet URL for the presentation. The 
broadcast, titled "Utility Energy Service Contracts and Energy Project 
Incentive Funds." Register to attend the online seminar 
<http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/femp/training/course_detail_live.cfm/CourseDateId=236>. 


These Seminars are no-cost training opportunities to help Federal 
energy, environmental, and fleet professionals plan and execute projects 
to help meet Federal goals and requirements. For more information, visit 
the FEMP First Thursday Seminars 
<http://www.femp.energy.gov/firstthursday> website.

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*APRIL 7: Energy Forefront Webinar "Developing an Energy Plan & Working 
with Utilities" - /Online/*
Begins at Noon ET - Free

Join this second in a series of five free web conferences in which you 
will learn how to spur economic development and have a healthier 
community by implementing energy savings and sustainable energy at a low 
or no cost to your city, town, or county. This conference is hosted by 
Energy Forefront and sponsored by SkyBuilt Power, Bella Energy, Solar 
Tracking Tree and Building Services Consultants.

STEP #2: Developing an Energy Plan - Selecting Energy - Working with 
Utilities

Presented by Ron Horstman, Energy Consultant & Wayne Snider, Town 
Administrator, Fowler, Colorado

Ron Horstman has had over 30 years of experience in various aspects of 
renewable energy including creating relationships with utilities and 
integrated resource planning. His co-presenter, Wayne Snider, has taken 
the town of Fowler Colorado from a small conservative town to becoming a 
national example of how to create a green energy economy at low or no 
cost. During this presentation Ron and Wayne will take you though a step 
by step process including:

    * How to develop an integrated resource plan and determine the most
      effective resources.
    * Selecting renewable energy technologies
    * How to work with utillities & local & state governments to
      implement policy changes

CASE STUDY: Grand Rapids, MI, the Most Sustainable Mid-Sized City of 
2010 Presented by Haris Alibasic - Director, Office of Energy and 
Sustainability, Grand Rapids, MI

The city of Grand Rapids made a pledge to have 20 percent of the city's 
power come from renewable sources by 2008. After hitting the target 
before 2008, the city is now committed to 100 percent renewable energy 
by 2020. Haris will provide attendees with detailed lessons learned on 
developing an energy efficiency plan and renewable energy business plan 
and will discuss details on meeting energy goals and other 
sustainability measures

To register, or for more information, please click this link or copy and 
paste it into your browser: 
http://www.EnergyForefront.com/eventcity2.htm 
<http://www.EnergyForefront.com/eventcity2.htm?referer=mailid:407>

Energy Forefront is a connecting point where cities, towns, counties, 
universities, facilities, consultants and industry professionals can 
meet via online events and find the latest resources on energy 
efficiency, renewable energy and green economic development. 

NOTE: Energy Forefront and Challenge International, CInc. reserve the 
right to determine which organizations products or services are 
appropriate for inclusion in its programs, We will also not be held 
responsible for the results of any actions taken by participants as a 
result of attending our events.

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*MAY 7: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Date Changed) - 
/Albuquerque, NM/*
9am -12:30 at the NMSEA office, 1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, Albuquerque 87106

NMSEA is again offering Electric Vehicles (EV) Basics and Safety 
Classes! This basics class is a prerequisite for NMSEA advanced EV classes.
Locate professionals to assist you, and learn how you to convert your 
favorite truck or car body to an EV!

Members cost: $75
Non-Member cost: $85
Please register with payment by March 27

/***Please note that the April 30 date for this class has changed to May 
7. The April class will no longer be available.***/
For course registration and payment, please email: info at nmsea.org, or 
call (505) 246-0400 M or W-F, 8am-12 noon.
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*MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Electric Vehicles Conversion Class **- 
/Albuquerque, NM/*

EV Advanced Conversion Class for Small Trucks & Cars: 3 full days May 
21, 22, & 28
/Registration and payment must be received by 5/18/
NMSEA Member cost: *$300; Non-Member cost: $325

Highlights of the class will include;
·        The sequence of procedures to ensure a safe efficient conversion.
·        Different combinations that best suit the needs of the customer 
and there particular conversion.
·        Demonstrations on high & low voltage wiring techniques and 
proper connector applications for large power cable and small instrument 
& analog wiring.
·        The students will be divided into small teams that will rotate 
through workstations where they will have hands on experience on wiring 
techniques and the      application to motors, controllers, etc.(None of 
the students doing the hands on work will be in contact with 
electricity).       
·        At the field/shop presentations the students will _observe_ the 
actual installation of the motor, controller, charger, and batteries.
·        The final day will include a preliminary test drive and 
evaluation of the vehicle.

    *The discount cost on the standard parts you will need for your 
conversion will about offset the cost of the classes, effectively making 
them free.
    *Apply as a candidate to have your vehicle converted.  Email Monte 
at solpwr at plateautel.net <mailto:solpwr at plateautel.net> for details on 
this or questions about the classes.
    *For class sign up and payment email info at nmsea.org 
<mailto:info at nmsea.org> or call (505) 246-0400 M or W-F: 9am – 12 noon


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