[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Apr 8 14:42:59 MDT 2011


* Hello Solar Supporters!
*

*Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA*

*Please Check Our Event Calendar 
<http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php> for Additional Event 
Listings*
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_*
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*/*/* /*/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteers Requested!!!*/*/
* /*/*April 15: SunPaper Deadline
*/*/* /*/*Complimentary Tickets Available for the April 13 Isotopes Game
*/*/* /**/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online/**//**/
* NMSEA on Facebook
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*_EVENTS_
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** APRIL 26: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM
/*** APRIL 29: Implementing Building Design & Construction LEED Rating 
Workshop - /Albuquerque, NM/*
** MAY 7: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class - /Albuquerque, 
NM/**
*/ /MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Electric Vehicles Conversion Class - 
/Albuquerque, NM/*
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_**/
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/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteers Requested!!!
*/

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.  NMSEA General Event Volunteers are needed 
to assist us during SunChaser presentations and at community events, 
hosting tables offering NMSEA literature and displaying merchandise for 
sale.

Upcoming events include:

        Saturday April 16  9 – 1PM  Wilson Middle School - APS 
Alternative Fuel Model Car Races
        Sunday April 17  10AM – 5PM    Nob Hill La Montanita Earth Day 
        Saturday April 23  10AM – 5PM  Santa Fe Co-op Earth Day
        Friday April 29  9AM – 2:30PM  Georgia O’Keefe ES Earth Day 
(SunChaser)
        Saturday April 30  10AM – 4PM  Las Vegas Synergy Fest
        Tuesday May 10  9:AM – 1PM  Rio Grande HS Solar Fiesta (SunChaser)

If you may be interested to assist NMSEA by offering time at any of 
these upcoming events, please contact our office: info at nmsea.org,
(505) 246-0400.  Thank you so much for your support!
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/*April 15: SunPaper Deadline*/*
*

The deadline for the submission of advertising, articles, and chapter 
news for the Nov/Dec SunPaper is Friday, April 15. If you wish to submit 
an article, you should know that preference is given to solar energy 
topics (PV, passive, technology, performance histories, incentives, cost 
benefits, etc.), but we will also consider other renewable energy 
subjects, as space allows. Please send submissions by e-mail directly to 
rhermansolar at aol.com <mailto:rhermansolar at aol.com>. (No .docx, please.)

 

*Advertising Rates:*

* *

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. Text ads 
may be provided in MS Word (.doc) format (not .docx). Circulation is 
typically 800 for the SunPapers. The size requirements and prices for 
individual ads are as follows:

                        _Ad Size_                                   
_Nov/Dec_

            Full Page:        9½” H X 7” W            $122.00

            Half Page:       4¼” H X 7” W               $66.00

            Quarter Page:  4¼” H X 3½” W            $36.00

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


You will be billed upon publication.  Please call 505-292-4375 for more 
information.

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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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/*Complimentary Tickets Available for the April 13 Isotopes Game*/

PNM has provided NMSEA with 30 complimentary tickets to the Wednesday 
April 13 Isotopes game.  Seating is behind home plate and the game 
starts at 6:35 pm.  Tickets are available free to NMSEA Members on a 
first-come-first-serve basis from the NMSEA office. 

Please see www.NMSEA.org <http://www.NMSEA.org> for office hours and 
other contact information.
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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 on 
Facebook 
<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

_**APRIL 26: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM/*

6-8pm at REI Store, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, 87107

Our meeting this month will cover Earth Day efforts to reduce our 
collective human “carbon footprint” as a planet. Planting trees is one 
way to offset human carbon emissions contributions, but another approach 
less commonly discussed, is supporting local agriculture. Eating local 
and organic foods, along with sun baking foods, also help our planet by 
reducing the overall energy inputs required to eat.

Join us for a visit with Brandy Price, Nutrition and Education 
Coordinator from Los Poblanos Organics farm,* *and sample ways a "box" 
of local, Organic fruits and vegetables can affordably feed family and 
friends/./

Athena Christodoulou (NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter leader and ex- 
restaurateur) will take a typical LPO Harvest box and turn "raw" items 
into delectable (if not at least interesting) finger foods. This 
presentation will also include a simple introduction and ideas for 
baking foods in a solar oven.

** **

NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter meetings are FREE & Open to the Public - so 
bring a friend! Each person will be entered into a drawing with a winner 
every meeting.* *Experts and novices are all invited, and encouraged to 
attend.

For more information, please refer to NMSEA's Chapter information page 
online <http://nmsea.org/Chapters/index.php>.
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*APRIL 29: Implementing Building Design & Construction LEED Rating 
Workshop - /Albuquerque, NM
/*
CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) Southwest Continuing 
Education Conference
Albuquerque Convention Center-East Complex, 401 2nd Street NW, 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

BD+C 301: Implementing the Building Design + Construction LEED Rating System

In today’s business, LEED is the language of green. Learn how to apply 
the LEED BD+C rating systems, with LEED for New Construction as the 
focus, by walking through the phases and key decision points of a 
typical project. Engage with experienced LEED® Faculty™ and other 
participants to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and 
rating system tools.

Objectives:

- Explain unique aspects of the LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major 
Renovations rating system

- Apply and facilitate the LEED process with Stakeholders

- Apply LEED tools to a new construction or major renovation project

- Identify key green decisions throughout the process of earning LEED 
certification

 To register visit: http://abq.csinet.org/
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*MAY 7: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class - /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 all subsequent NMSEA 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 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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*NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION*
1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251
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