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Solar Enthusiasts!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.</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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 style="font-size: 18pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="">FEDERAL TAX CREDITS PASS!<br>
</span></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="">Good News! As part of the
emergency economic "bailout" package, an extension of Federal tax
credits was passed. This will certainly help the renewable energy
industry. See the next SunPaper for details.<br>
</span><span style=""></span>_______________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="">THURSDAY, OCT.
16: SUNPAPER DEADLINE<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="">Submit articles,
news, and advertising for the Nov/Dec issue of the SunPaper, the
official NMSEA
news publication. Deadline is the end of the day October 16. Submit
news and
articles in MS Word and advertising in Word, JPG, or PDF form to <a
 href="mailto:info@nmsea.org">info@nmsea.org</a> or call 505-246-0400
for
information and advertising rates.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="EventTitles">_______________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">OCTOBER 24: REQUEST FOR QUOTES DEADLINE</p>
<p class="EventTitles"><span style="">The New Mexico
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) has issued
requests
for quotations for someone to do (1) Solar Energy Systems Training in
Solar
Thermal Codes and (2) initiation of a Technical Advisory Committee on
Solar
Thermal Systems. Due date for quotes is October 24, 2008.<span style="">&nbsp;
</span>Contact for more information: Ryan Helton,
476-3318, <a href="mailto:ryan.helton@state.nm.us">ryan.helton@state.nm.us</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="EventTitles"><span style="">&nbsp;</span>_______________________________________________________________________</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="Paragraphtext">OCTOBER 16:<span style="">&nbsp;
</span>SITE-VISIT - USGBC HOUSE WITH INSULATED CONCRETE FORM WALLS</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">You are invited to visit a home site in the <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">East</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Mountains</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
built with IDF. 10:30- noon. $20 for USGBC members, otherwise $30. Call
Kristy
Moyer at 505-344-3294 for more information.</p>
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</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">OCTOBER
25 &amp; 26: ENERGY AUDITS &#8211; HANDS-ON WORKSHOP, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">HARWOOD</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">ARTS</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CENTER</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><i>Event highlights include:<o:p></o:p></i></p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="font-family: &quot;MS Gothic&quot;;">&#8208;</span>
Discover the energy
audit process based on LEED<span style="font-family: &quot;MS Gothic&quot;;">&#8208;</span>EB
&amp; ASHRAE</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext">standards alongside professional architects
and
engineers.</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="font-family: &quot;MS Gothic&quot;;">&#8208;</span>
Learn cost / benefit
analysis for energy conservation measures</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="font-family: &quot;MS Gothic&quot;;">&#8208;</span>
Acquire technical
experience with energy modeling</p>
<p class="Paragraphtext"><span style="font-family: &quot;MS Gothic&quot;;">&#8208;</span>
Contribute to a local
non<span style="font-family: &quot;MS Gothic&quot;;">&#8208;</span>profit&#8217;s efforts for
a greener
facility</p>
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<p class="Paragraphtext" style="border: medium none ; padding: 0in;">See
attached flier for more
information.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="">OCTOBER
25 &amp; 26:<br>
GREEN TRADESHOW AND CONFERENCE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="border: medium none ; padding: 0in;">The
producers of the International
Green Ideas Show have announced their alliance with the highly
successful ABQ
Home and Lifestyle EXPO. The International Green Ideas Show is <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>&#8217;s
first
broad-based green consumer trade show.&nbsp; It will take place October 25th
&amp; 26th at Expo New <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place>
and will run semi-annually alongside the ABQ Home &amp; Lifestyle
EXPO.&nbsp;
This innovative event will feature the latest in earth-friendly
products and
services including renewable energy, hybrid vehicles, green building,
eco-fashion, socially responsible investing, water conservation, green
weddings/funerals and much more. Please take a look at the website at<span
 style="font-size: 10pt;"> <a href="http://www.igishows.org/"
 target="_blank"><span style="color: green;">www.IGIShows.org</span></a>.
</span>&nbsp;Feel free to
contact Christina Brown at <span style="color: green;">1.877.GR.IDEAS
(1.877.474.3327)</span> or <a href="mailto:cbrown@IGIShows.org"
 target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: green;">cbrown@IGIShows.org</span></a>,
if you
have further questions. Exhibitors: register early for the best rates
and
booths!</p>
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<p>OCTOBER 26-29: NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETING CONFERENCE, <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">DENVER</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p>Register now for this year's exciting National Renewable Energy
Marketing
Conference, "A New Climate for Change,&#8221; in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Denver</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">CO</st1:State></st1:place>
on October 26&#8211;29, 2008. Topics include: </p>
<ul type="disc">
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">The Interplay Between Climate Change
Policies and Renewable Energy Markets </li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Innovations in Utility Marketing</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Integrating Sustainable Energy
Strategies for Business </li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Current Trends and Future Prospects in
Photovoltaics</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Media and Perception</li>
</ul>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Go
to renewableenergymarketing.net for more information.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 28: <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>
CHAPTER MEETING, REI</p>
<p><a name="nmsea"></a>Katje Erickson from Delta Third Design will give
a talk
about how green building designs can help achieve a 2000kW per capita
global
society. Katje&#8217;s portfolio spans more than 30 years of working with
owner-builder clients, from permit plan set drafting&nbsp; to realization.&nbsp;
Her custom home portfolio can be found at: <a
 href="http://www.deltathird.com/custom.html" target="_blank">http://www.deltathird.com/custom.html</a>
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>
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<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt">OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1, 2, AND 8
&amp; 9: PV
(SOLAR ELECTRIC) WORKSHOP</p>
<p class="StyleBefore5ptAfter5pt">Five-day hands-on Photovoltaic Design
and
Installation Workshop sponsored by NMSEA.&nbsp; Topics include photovoltaic
components, designing and sizing a system, siting, and the
configuration of
stand-alone (off-grid) and grid-tie (utility-connected) systems, safety
and
energy efficiency.&nbsp; Class session will be in <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>,
but the installation will be north of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:City></st1:place>.&nbsp; $450 for members, $500 for
non-members.</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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