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Solar Enthusiasts!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span
 style="background: yellow none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 14pt; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">The
Solar Fiesta is this weekend!</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;<br>
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a complete list of Fiesta Workshops
and other events:
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php</span></a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;
<br>
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!&nbsp;&nbsp; We value your
input!<br>
&nbsp;</p>
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="font-size: 18pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS</span></b></p>
<p class="EventTitles"><span
 style="background: lime none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED FOR SOLAR FIESTA SET-UP, SEPT. 18</span></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">With Solar Fiesta fast approaching (see <span
 style="background: lime none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">It's
Easy Being Green!</span> below),
we are looking for volunteers to help this Thursday evening September
18.&nbsp;
We need to move parking bumpers in the outdoor exhibit area.&nbsp; Heavy
lifting will be involved, though we are renting a pallet jack to help
do the bulk
of that work.&nbsp;We'll meet in the northwest parking lot of&nbsp;<st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Highland</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">High
School</st1:PlaceType>,
Southwest of Central and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San
Mateo</st1:place></st1:City>
at 5:30pm. If you're able to help, please e-mail Dave Patterson at <a
 href="mailto:dnpatt@hubwest.com">dnpatt@hubwest.com</a>.</p>
<p class="EventTitles"><span
 style="background: lime none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED FOR FIESTA DAYS - SEPT. 20 &amp; 21</span>:</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">Volunteers are still needed to help with
various tasks
this Saturday and Sunday at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Highland</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">High
School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. Please come
to the training and set-up/prep session any time after 3:30 PM on <span
 style="background: lime none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">Friday
the 19<sup>th</sup></span>. A
volunteer dinner will be provided free of charge. Reply to this mail or
contact
the NMSEA office at 505-246-0400 if you can help with preparations or
activities onsite. Do your share to support this fun educational event!!</p>
<p class="EventTitles"><span
 style="background: lime none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">FIESTA
NEWS!</span></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">We're counting down the days to the Solar
Fiesta! You
may have seen&nbsp;the story in this Saturday's Albuquerque Journal Home
section. There&nbsp;are several broadcast interviews coming up this week
that
you may&nbsp;wish to tune in to see, or encourage others to watch: <br>
<br>
Monday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m., Good Day New Mexico on KOB-TV&nbsp;
(Channel 4) has a five-minute interview with Solar Fiesta Manager&nbsp; Mary
McArthur. You can also view the interview later online at&nbsp; <a
 href="http://www.GoodDayNM.com"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.GoodDayNM.com</span></a>.
<br>
<br>
Tuesday, September 16 at 6:45 a.m., Janet Bridgers with NMSEA will
be&nbsp;interviewed live on KRQE-TV's (Channel 13) morning news program. <br>
<br>
KNAT-TV, Channel 23, taped a 30-minute interview with Mary McArthur and
Ryan
Helton, Program Manager for the state's solar energy tax&nbsp;credits. This
will
be a &#8220;Joy in our Community&#8221; program that will air several times&nbsp;this
week.
You can see it on the following dates and times: <br>
Tuesday, Sept 16th at 1:30am <br>
Thursday, Sept 18th at 1:30am <br>
Friday, Sept 19th at 11:00am <br>
Saturday, Sept 20th at 1:30am <br>
<br>
Hope we'll see you there at the Solar Fiesta! Please let others
know&nbsp;about
it too. Feel free to forward this note and send folks to our website at
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org">www.nmsea.org</a>.</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="EventTitles">FOR <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">SALE</st1:place></st1:City>!
SOLAR, SUSTAINABLE HOMES</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">The NMSEA Office now has a list of real estate
agents
who have advertised with us who have homes or other property for sale
with
special solar and/or efficiency features. We cannot provide detailed
information,
since that depends on current availability, but we can offer agent
phone
numbers and e-mail addresses. <br>
Call or write the office if you are looking for a solar/sustainable
property.<br>
<br>
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<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt"><b><span style="font-size: 18pt;">EVENT
CALENDAR</span></b></p>
<p class="EventTitles">SEPTEMBER 19 (FRIDAY): NEW MEXICO TEC EXPO
LUNCHEON<br>
Albuquerque Grand Hotel, Airport, 11:30 AM &#8211; 1:30 PM</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">DATE CORRECTION: This date was given incorrectly
in some
NMSEA calendars as Sept. 18.</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">Join us for an exciting story! Tom Chavez, CEO
of Rapt
Inc. will speak on &#8220;Technology Entrepreneurship: Making It Through the
Obstacle
Course&#8221;.&nbsp;Tom realized every entrepreneur&#8217;s dream when his company,
Rapt,
Inc, was recently acquired by Microsoft &#8211; talk about success!&nbsp; But the
real story is how he got there, from a self-described
lower-middle-class family
in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City></st1:place>,
to Harvard graduate (all 5 siblings) to successful tech entrepreneur.
Rapt,
Inc., the leading provider of advertising yield management solutions to
be
offered as a key component of their Atlas Publisher Suite. What makes
it even
more compelling is that Tom is an <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
native.</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">Also representatives from our technology
associations will
give an overview of the latest greatest tech developments in the State
-
including New Mexico Bio, New Mexico IT &amp; Software Association, New
Mexico
Optics Industry Association, New Mexico Solar Energy Association, and
the Nano
Network of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>.&nbsp;
These groups represent the industry clusters that are a significant
part of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>&#8217;s
economic success.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Register online at Acteva: <u><span
 style="font-family: Verdana; color: blue;"><a
 href="http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=164396">http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=164396</a></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">$25 for members of one of the professional
societies or
TEC.&nbsp; $40 for non-members.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">More information on techventures.org &#8211; click on
events.</p>
<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt">________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt">SEPTEMBER 20 &amp; 21: NMSEA SOLAR
FIESTA, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="background: lime none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 24pt; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">It's
Easy Being
Green!</span><span style="font-size: 24pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="">&nbsp;</span>Learn how - at <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>'s
premier
renewable energy and sustainability fair.&nbsp; Exhibits and
workshops.&nbsp;Activities for children.&nbsp;Technical sessions. Raffle for an
energy audit. Admission: $5 adults, $4 Seniors, $3 kids &amp; students
with ID.
Free admission with NMSEA member ID, PNM employees ID, and all children
under
12. Exhibits - $5. Workshops - $10 each, or buy a discount day or
weekend pass.
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Highland</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">High School</st1:PlaceType>, two blocks southwest of <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">San Mateo</st1:City></st1:place> and
Central. Full information will
be provided in the NMSEA SunPaper Fiesta Guide, which is now on its way
to you
via the US Mail. You can also call NMSEA for more information at
505-246-0400
or see <a href="http://www.nmsea.org">www.nmsea.org</a>.</p>
<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt">________________________________________________________________________
</p>
<p class="EventTitles">TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City> CHAPTER MEETING, REI</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">NMSEA presents a talk "Implementing Natural
Step in
the Workplace.&#8221; BJ Harris will give an overview of industrial green
design
implementations created for some of her clients, including the IKEA box
store. 6:30
PM, REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25 and Montano, 1500 <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Mercantile</st1:City> <st1:State
 w:st="on">NE</st1:State></st1:place>,
phone: 246-0400.</p>
<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt">________________________________________________________________________
</p>
<p class="EventTitles">SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">TAOS</st1:City></st1:place>
CHAPTER SOLAR BUILDINGS TOUR</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">Solar homes, educational campuses, and
commercial sites
in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Taos</st1:City></st1:place>
area, featuring many types of sustainable design and construction
techniques,
will be open for visitors on this self-guided tour. Volunteers,
including
owners and builders, will be on site to answer questions. Tour Fee: $10
per
person (tour program guide serves as entry ticket)- Students half price
and
NMSEA members free. Also half price if using a zero emission vehicle or
bicycle
for the tour!</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">How to take this Tour: Tickets may be
purchased from
8:30 am until noon, Saturday October 4th, at the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Taos</st1:PlaceName></st1:City> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Economic</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Development</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType>
(TCEDC - on <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Bertha Street</st1:address></st1:Street>)
in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Taos</st1:City></st1:place>.
Included in the price of the tour will be four talks on a variety of
topics-
water harvesting, electric vehicles, thermal heating and energy savings
building techniques- all between 8:30 and 10:00 am. Local green
businesses will
have booths and displays as well. Rain or shine! For more information
call
575-758-5338.</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">This tour is part of the American Solar Energy
Society's
13th annual National Solar Tour. See other tours around the country and
<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>
at <a href="http://www.nationalsolartour.org">www.nationalsolartour.org</a></p>
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<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State
 w:st="on">NEW MEXICO</st1:State></st1:place> SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">1009
Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87106</st1:PostalCode></st1:address></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="mailto:info@nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">info@nmsea.org</span></a>
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org/"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.nmsea.org</span></a><br>
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