[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Sep 16 13:54:09 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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*/-/ *NMSEA Office Hours - Updated
- Newly Scheduled NMSEA PV (Photoboltaic/Solar Electric) Design & 
Installation Classes
- NMSEA SunPaper Archives Online
*/-/ *New Mexico Solar Energy Association on Facebook/
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*_EVENTS_

*/-/ *SEPTEMBER 17: The Next Big Ideas Showcase - /Los Alamos, NM
/- SEPTEMBER 24: Moving Planet, Day of Action -/ Los Alamos, NM
/- SEPTEMBER 24: Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center Open House/ 
/*/-/*/ Cerrillos, NM//
/- SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1-2: Earth USA 2011 - /Albuquerque, NM
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_*
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*NMSEA Office Hours - Updated

*The NMSEA office in Albuquerque will now be open Monday (9am-12pm) 
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (9am-1pm); closed Tuesday & weekends.
If you plan to visit the office, please call a day ahead to ensure 
someone will be available to assist you.
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*Newly Scheduled NMSEA PV (Photoboltaic/Solar Electric) Design & 
Installation Classes

*New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) has scheduled its next 
*/Photovoltaic Design/* /& /*/PV Design and Installation/* classes for 
late October, early November.  The classes will be held in Santa Fe, New 
Mexico at Santa Fe Girls School. 

Here are several links to the information on the NMSEA website regarding 
these classes. 
   All Workshops:   http://nmsea.org/Workshops/index.php
   PV Design:   http://nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_design_workshop.php
   PV Design & Installation:   http://nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php

While registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis, NMSEA 
Members have preferential registration until Thursday, September 22. 
NMSEA Members also receive a discount on the class.  Please spread the 
word!*
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NMSEA SunPaper Archives Online

*A selection of past SunPaper editions are available for reference 
online. For more details, please visit the NMSEA website 
<http://nmsea.org/Sunpaper/index.php>.
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***New Mexico Solar Energy Association on Facebook

*NMSEA is also using Facebook to spread the word about our educational 
outreach, upcoming events & fundraising drives.
If you would like updates about solar energy innovations, events and 
sustainability related news, please visit 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

_**SEPTEMBER 24: Moving Planet, Day of Action -/ Los Alamos, NM
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Day of Action calling for a shift in our energy systems to cleaner, 
safer sources and for real action on the climate crisis - at the scale 
that science and justice demand. To be involved, please contact more 
info: Elena Gustafson, elena.gustafson at gmail.com 
<mailto:elena.gustafson at gmail.com> 505-670-1200

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_**SEPTEMBER 24: **Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center Open House/ - 
Cerrillos, NM
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10am-2:30pm: Volunteer project
3pm: Site tour
4-6pm Potluck

All are invited to tour the Ampersand site, join in a volunteer project, 
and be a part of the Ampersand community!
Come for a couple hours or the whole day.  Free! Donations happily accepted
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*SEPTEMBER 27: NMSEA ABQ Chapter Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM/
*Please note: This month's meeting will be held @ Affordable Solar - 
4840 Pan American East FWY, NE  87109
6-8pm

Hear it from the Makers! Come to the NMSEA September Chapter meeting and 
learn about the PV (photovoltaic/solar electric) panel manufacturing 
process and quality control from local manufacturer, Schott Solar.

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from this local 
manufacturer and leader in the solar industry.  If you are considering 
the installation of a solar system, or just want to learn about this 
leading solar company, please come to this exciting presentation hosted 
by Affordable Solar. (505-998-2500) Refreshments will be served.

Experts and novices are all encouraged to attend. Open to the public.

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*SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1-2: Earth USA 2011 - /Albuquerque, NM
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The Earth USA 2011 conference 
<http://earthusa.org/announcements/2011/2/28/announcing-earth-usa-2011.html> 
will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, an official 
partner of the event. 
<http://earthusa.org/announcements/2011/2/28/announcing-earth-usa-2011.html>

The Sixth International Earthbuilding Conference initiated by Earth USA 
(emerging from the Adobe Association of the Southwest), this year's 
conference sponsors include The Adobe Construction Program of Northern 
New Mexico College, Adobe Alliance, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, 
The Earthbuilders Guild, EarthCO Building Systems and the OU College of 
Architecture. The conference organizer is Adobe in Action.

Earth USA 2011 indicates a wider field of interest than previous 
conferences and will include adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth 
block: CEB, and monolithic adobe: cob. Any material or method that uses 
clay as a binder is considered.

Paper Subject Categories:

·         Historic buildings and cities including their stabilization, 
preservation and conservation

·         Education and information transfer including codes, norms and 
regulations

·         Physical and thermal properties of materials and structures 
including seismic, flood and storm resistance

·         Construction methods

·         New architecture and construction projects including 
renovation, modernization and re-purposing of existing buildings

·         Poster session

Presentation schedule also available online 
<http://earthusa.org/preliminary-schedule/> 
<http://earthusa.org/preliminary-schedule/>

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