[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Mar 23 17:26:53 MDT 2012

Greetings, 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 

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*- **Volunteers Needed for Upcoming NMSEA Events!!!
**- **NMSEA SunPaper Archives Online
*/-/ *New Mexico** Solar Energy Association on Facebook*


- *MARCH 25: Solar Home Tour & Workshops - /Santa Fe, NM
/*- *MARCH 27: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM
/*- ***MARCH 28:  Free Webinar - Municipal Policies & Building Codes 
Spur Businesses ****- /Online/**//*
- ***APRIL 4: USGBC Luncheon - "Green Wheels for Green Businesses" ****- 
/Albuquerque, NM/*
- *APRIL 28: SynergyFest** **- /Las Vegas, NM
/*- *May 13-17:  ASES National Solar Conference & World Renewable Energy 
Forum **– /Denver, CO/*


*Volunteers Needed for Upcoming NMSEA Events!!!*

NMSEA's mission to promote clean, renewable energy and sustainability in 
New Mexico relies on our volunteer member efforts!  With one of NMSEA's 
busiest seasons, Earth Day, approaching our office receives countless 
requests to offer a table presence at community events.  If you may be 
interested to assist NMSEA during local, community events as a general 
volunteer, the following opportunities are currently available!

*/Sat, April 21: Albuquerque BioPark Earth Day Celebration (Zoo or 
Botanic Garden) 10am-2pm/*
Tabling with literature and a few demos (Small sun oven / PV fountain) & 
lots of people are expected!  We can't commit to attend this event until 
we find a couple of volunteers willing to pick up literature & equipment 
from our office, set up the booth, staff the booth, then pack up & 
return the equipment, so please let us know if you may be interested to 
assist us at the BioPark. 

*/Sun, April 22: La Montanita Earth Day 10am-5pm/*
Always a fun event, table with literature and a few demos (Small sun 
oven / PV fountain).  We need a couple volunteers willing to pick up 
literature & equipment from our office, set up the booth, staff the 
booth, then pack up & return the equipment.  Please confirm your 
willingness to assist us as a volunteer during this event so that we may 
confirm our availability to attend!

/*Sun, April 22: Madrid Earth Day 11am-5pm  at the ballpark.*/
Madrid is always a trip!  If the weather is decent, we'll set up the big 
sun oven.  We have volunteers for this one, but please come on by for a 
visit anyway!

If you may be interested & willing to help, or would like additional 
information, please contact the NMSEA office: (505) 246-0400
Thanks for your support!



*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 

*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 
and press the "Like" button!




*MARCH 25: Solar Home Tour & Workshops - /Santa Fe, NM
/*1-5pm at 115 Coyote Ridge Ct, Santa Fe & Educational workshops at the 
Solar Model Home 700 Coyote Ridge Road

Visit Santa Fe for the final solar home tour and workshops!  2.7 miles 
west on Alameda from St. Francis Dr. Right on Coyote Ridge Road to end 
of the road. 
For more information, please see event details online 
or contact Alan Hoffman, Natural Homes (505) 316-0449, 
village at newvillage.com

*MARCH 27: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM
/*6-8pm at REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE , 87107

Join NMSEA for our monthly Chapter Meeting in Albuquerque.  In March, 
Odes Armijo-Caster of Sacred Power Corporation will be discussing topics 
of "Solar Thermal," heating water and air with the sun.  All those with 
Solar Thermal systems or interest in solar applications are encouraged 
to attend this evening's presentation, then stay for networking, door 
prizes and finger foods! 

Free & open to the public. Donations welcome. For more information, 
please contact NMSEA (505) 246-0400, info at nmsea.org

* ****March 28:  Free Webinar - Municipal Policies & Building Codes Spur 
Businesses ****- /Online/**/
/*Noon ET, 1.25 hours

Live online, hear 3 presenters discuss the actions that communities can 
take to improve their economies by implementing sustainable policies. 
Presentations include 1."How Zoning Codes Can Save Tax Dollars" by 
Daniel Spitzer. 2. Municipal Policies and Building Codes that Can 
Attract Business & Stimulate Green Building in Your Municipality by 
Carolynne White. PLUS a Cast Study "The Results of Chicago's New Energy 
& Building Codes by Sanford Stein.* *

*This webinar is hosted by Sustainable Cities Exchange. LEARN MORE or 
Register at http://www.SustainabelCitiesExchange.com/infowebinar.htm. 
Contact Sierra Dall at 303.554.1833 or SierraDall at SustainableCitiesX.com 
<mailto:SierraDall at SustainableCitiesX.com> if you have any questions.*
APRIL 4: "Green Wheels for Green Businesses" **- /Albuquerque, NM/*
11:30–1pm at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW ABQ 
Cost: $25 USGBC-NM Members; $30 Non-members; $18 Emerging Green Builders

Luncheon Topic: “Green Wheels for Green Business”

-Learn how you can drive a vehicle that’s cleaner for the environment 
and greener for your wallet.
-See how gasoline verses electric vehicles compare in efficiency, 
pollution, cost and payback.
-Hear how to replace gas/oil with PV/Wind for an environmental and 
monetary payback.
-Get some points on how to determine the right EV or PHEV for your needs.
-Plus - a preview of the upcoming EV conversion classes.
-Plug-in vehicle charging stations
-Commercial applications
-New Mexico and Santa Fe current position in the national charging 
station market
-Long Term Goals
-Cost Analysis
-Next Steps of Actions
-Local Stations
-Charging Station Equipment Manufacturers (EVSE) and examples
-Plug-In Vehicle Manufacturers and examples

Presenters: Monte Ogdahl, President NMSEA, Gillis Lang, parter in 
Linograt, LLC

Monte grew up on the family ranch in Montana powered by solar (wind).  
His first profession was electronics with extensive experience and 
education in many electronics fields including the Navy.  In 1981 Monte 
received his California general contractors license with a solar 
supplemental. The majority of his work was as a design build contractor 
in residential and commercial.  Monte moved to Santa Fe in 1992, did 
remodels and taught electronics and PV classes at SFCC for two years 
where he began researching electric vehicles. 

Monte has been on the board of NMSEA since 1994. He has lived with and 
worked on off-grid solar electric, heating and water systems since 1997. 
Two years ago Monte purchased an electric truck that had been converted 
in 1994 which he is now diving while upgrading and testing new lithium 
battery systems with a detachable “gen-set” (hybrid).  He teaches EV 
Basics & Safety and EV Conversion classes as well as consulting for 
individuals and groups doing conversions.

Gillis Lang is a parter in Linograt LLC, a private Santa Fe, New Mexico 
company formed in 2007 that assists and consults with private companies 
with commercial locations in New Mexico in the funding, equipment, 
administration and revenue related to on-site commercial plug-in vehicle 
charging stations. Mr. Lang's background includes government information 
and economics.

Register:  www.usgbcnm.org <http://www.usgbcnm.org/>


*APRIL 28 : SynergyFest** **- /Las Vegas, NM/**//*
10am-4pm at NMHU Melody Park

SynergyFest celebrates renewable energy, local commerce and food 
production, resource conservation, and other means to a sustainable 
future for the communities of northeastern New Mexico.
Each year this event grows, with 2100 people attending in 2011.   We are 
currently accepting applications for vendor spaces and advertising. 
Please see our website at www.synergyfest.com 
<http://www.synergyfest.com> or contact Cheryl Zebrowski at 505-718-6932

*May 13-17 :  ASES National Solar Conference & World Renewable Energy 
Forum **– /Denver, CO/*
A one-of-a-kind event! The World Renewable Energy Forum:  *WREF2012 
<http://wref2012.org>*  For the first time ever, the National Solar 
Conference is joining forces with the World Renewable Energy Congress.  
WREF2012 happens from May 13-17th at the state-of-the-art Colorado 
Convention Center in beautiful downtown Denver. 

This conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet renewable 
energy experts and enthusiasts from all over the world.  With an 
unprecedented number of papers submitted from 66 nations, WREF2012 
promises to attract a record attendance for a conference of its kind. We 
have planned over 200 sessions covering such topics as building energy 
efficiency, financing, policy, climate change, electric vehicles, clean 
energy jobs, gender issues and of course, the latest information on the 
full range of renewable energy technologies. 

With Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop and Denver’s 
pedestrian-friendly cityscape at your doorstep, you’ll experience a 
conference as enjoyable as it is educational.  I want to thank you for 
joining us in the past and I look forward to seeing you this spring at 
what will surely be a truly memorable conference.

*_Program Highlights_*

WREF2012 will be 4+ days of entertaining and educational presentations, 
panel discussions, forum sessions, plus luncheons, awards and dinners. 
And how will this be different from last year?

•     With 9 tracks <http://ases.org/conference/program>, WREF2012 
offers plenary and breakout sessions expanding the Annual, Passive and 
Policy conferences with topics including Energy Access, Climate Change, 
Energy and Gender – and more.

•     And in response to all of the quality papers we received this 
year, you’ll also experience a new format of presentation--IgniteWREF. 
This format has global recognition and we are excited to offer it this 

The full conference program is available on line – Check It Out Here 
<http://ases.org/conference/program/wref-detail/> or Register Now! 

To receive the best discounts, take advantage of our early bird 
registration. There are several Registration Options 
<http://ases.org/conference/wref2012-pricing/> as well as discounted 
lodging near the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
When calling hotels to make reservations for your lodging, please 
mention *WREF 2012*  for the best deals.

The 2012 conference is presented by the World Renewable Energy Network 
(WREN) <http://www.wrenuk.co.uk/>and the American Solar Energy Society 
(ASES) <http://www.ases.org>.  It is also sponsored by the U.S. 
Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 
<http://www.nrel.gov/>, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) 
<http://cres-energy.org/> and the International Solar Energy Society 
(ISES) <https://ises.org/ises.nsf>. Conference details are at 
WREF2012.org <http://wref2012.org>

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