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Solar Enthusiasts!</span></p>
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are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;<br>
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a complete list of 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!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center">EVENT
SUMMARY (see details below):</p>
<p class="before5after5">DECEMBER 17: WEBINAR ON TRANSMISSION &amp;
WIND
INTEGRATION</p>
<p class="before5after5">JANUARY 8: SUSTAINABLE <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">LAS VEGAS</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="before5after5"><span style="">JANUARY 26:
MIXED PUBLIC-PRIVATE FINANCE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State
 w:st="on">CALIFORNIA</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5">JANUARY 27: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place>
CHAPTER MEETING, REI </p>
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<p class="before5after5"><b><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Announcements:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="before5after5">OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS: The NMSEA office
will be
closed from December 24 to January 4. <span
 style="background: yellow none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">We
wish you all the very best for the holidays and a
happy and prosperous New Year!</span> Note: There is no Albuquerque
Chapter
meeting in December.</p>
<p class="before5after5">SOLAR GINGERBREAD HOUSES! Plans are available
in the
office for a solar gingerbread house designed by Mark Chalom a few
years back.
Great fun for those snowy holidays with the kids. $10.00 each. Pick
them up in
the office (before the 24<sup>th</sup>), or order now for &#8220;traditional&#8221;
mail
delivery (probably slow right now, and $6.00 extra). </p>
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CALENDAR</span></b></p>
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<p class="before5after5">DECEMBER 17: WEBINAR ON TRANSMISSION &amp;
WIND
INTEGRATION</p>
<p class="before5after5">The webinar will take place this Wednesday,
December 17,
2008 at 10:00am (Mountain Time). There will be 4 speakers and the
webinar will
last approximately 2hrs. During the course of the webinar, speakers
will give
an update on transmission studies and developments throughout the <st1:country-region
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>.
You will find out what needs to be done to significantly increase the
penetration of wind generation, and what the impacts and benefits will
be for
consumer-owned utilities. At the end of the presentations, there will
be a
question &amp; answer period. To participate in this webinar or to
register for
any of the events listed in the webinar schedule, please contact Ryan
Harry, BCS,
Inc. at 303-425-6800 or send an e-mail to <a
 href="mailto:RHarry@BCS-HQ.com">RHarry@BCS-HQ.com</a></p>
<p class="before5after5">JANUARY 8: SUSTAINABLE <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">LAS VEGAS</st1:place></st1:City></p>
<p class="before5after5">The NMSEA Las Vegas Chapter will not meet in
December.&nbsp; The next meeting will be Thursday, January 8 at 5:15 pm,
when
Hilario Rubio will discuss local water issues.&nbsp; On Feb. 7, three <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:City></st1:place>
residences will
be featured as Solar Open Houses.&nbsp; On February 12, Joe Whiteman will
talk
about an Outdoor Lighting Initiative.&nbsp; As usual, we will meet at
Digital
Arts Photography Studio at <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">428-A
Grand Avenue</st1:address></st1:Street>, (second floor).&nbsp; For further
information, call Emelie at 454-3920.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><span style="">JANUARY 26:
MIXED PUBLIC-PRIVATE FINANCE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">CALIFORNIA</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><st1:City w:st="on"><span style="">Hilton</span></st1:City><span
 style=""> <st1:State w:st="on">Del</st1:State> Mar, <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City></st1:place>, CA.
Meet renewable energy fund representatives,
lenders, public finance advisors, institutional implementers, and
developers
and<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"
 style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">&middot;<span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="">Explore
the opportunities in developing renewable energy projects for
universities,
hospitals and other institutions <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"
 style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">&middot;<span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="">Learn
how to access public investment funds for renewable energy <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"
 style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">&middot;<span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="">Assess
the options for using public finance instruments in renewable energy
project
finance <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"
 style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="">&middot;<span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="">Take
advantage of state, county and city incentives for developing renewable
energy <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><span style="">For more
information, go to </span>/www.infocastinc.com/index.php/conference/renewables.</p>
<p class="before5after5">JANUARY 27: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place>
CHAPTER MEETING, REI </p>
<p class="before5after5">Randy Sadewic from Positive Energy, Inc, will
give a
talk and lead the discussion titled "Getting into Green Jobs." 6:30
PM, REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25 and Montano, 1500 Mercantile
NE.
Call the office at 246-0400 for more information.</p>
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<p class="stylebefore5ptafter5pt0"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">NEW MEXICO</st1:place></st1:State> SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION</p>
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 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" style="">505-246-0400,
888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251</p>
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 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">info@nmsea.org</span></a>
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