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 style="font-size: 13.5pt;">Greetings, Solar
Supporters! </span><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><br>
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are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA</span></span></span><u1:p></u1:p><br>
<span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">Please Visit Our <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php">Event Calendar</a>
for Additional Event Listings</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><font size="+1"><b><u><span
 style="font-size: 13.5pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS</span></u></b></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><font size="+1"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">-
</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span></font><strong>SunPaper
40th Anniversary Issue!<br>
</strong><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><strong></strong><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">- </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><strong>NMSEA
Solar Fiesta<br>
</strong><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">- </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><strong>Urge
the Government to Restore PACE Financing for Local Clean Energy &
Efficiency Programs by Sept 13! </strong><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><br>
- </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><strong>New
DOE Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar</strong><br>
</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">EVENTS</span></u></b><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><br>
- </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><strong></strong><font
 size="+1"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>Sept
5: <b>Federal Sustainability Requirements & LANL</b></strong><b>
–<i> Los Alamos, NM<br>
</i></b></span></font><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">- </span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><strong></strong><font
 size="+1"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>Sept
15: <b>Next Big Idea Festival</b></strong><b>
–<i> Los Alamos, NM</i></b></span></font><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"></span>_______________________________________
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><font size="+1"><u><span
 style="font-size: 13.5pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS</span></u></font></b></p>
<strong>SunPaper
40th Anniversary Issue!</strong>
<p align="left">The Nov/Dec issue of the NMSEA SunPaper will be devoted
to NMSEA's
40TH Anniversary.<br>
We need YOUR "Historical Perspective" articles, stories, anecdotes
& photos!</p>
<p align="left">Please send materials to our SunPaper editor: <span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT283" class="Object"><font color="#00008b"><a
 class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:rhermansolar@aol.com">rhermansolar@aol.com</a></font></span>
by October 15.<font size="3"><br>
</font>_________________________________<b>______
<br>
</b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong>NMSEA Solar Fiesta</strong><strong><br>
</strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong></strong>Now
Scheduled for Spring 2013!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p align="left">You
may have noticed a lack of advertising for the Solar Fiesta this year.
That’s
because the NMSEA Board of Directors decided to move the Fiesta from
its usual Fall season to the Spring. <br>
Plans are being made to hold our next great
event sometime around Earth Day in 2013. Please continue to check back
to the NMSEA website for further updates! <o:p></o:p><br>
_______________________________________<br>
</p>
<p align="left"><strong>Urge the Government to Restore PACE Financing
for Local Clean Energy & Efficiency Programs by Sept 13! <br>
</strong></p>
<p align="left"></p>
<p align="left">
</p>
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</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program
is an
innovative way to get homeowners and businesses money to invest in
energy
improvements and create jobs. But in 2010 the Federal Housing Finance
Agency
halted <a
 href="http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kkennedy/momentum_builds_to_restore_loc.html">PACE
Programs</a>. Thanks to a legal victory, there’s one more chance for
PACE supporters to tell the federal government to bring back the
popular clean energy finance programs for
homeowners.  <br>
</p>
<p align="left">Before the September 13th deadline, <a
 href="https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2871">Please
Submit Your Comment</a> urging the federal government to to restore
PACE programs!<br>
_______________________________________</p>
<p align="left"><strong>New DOE Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs
in Cost-Competitive Solar</strong><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: normal;"><br>
</span></p>
<p align="left"></p>
Building off SunShot Initiative investments in concentrating solar
power, the Energy Department recently announced five new
research projects to accelerate innovations that could lower the cost
of
photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. These
investments will
enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and
national
laboratories to work together at the Department's Scientific User
Facilities, a
national network of unique facilities that provide over 10,000
scientists and
engineers each year with open access to some of the best instruments
and tools
in the world, including x-ray sources, accelerators, supercomputers and
nanoscale research centers.<o:p></o:p>
<p>"The past decade has seen explosive growth in the global solar
energy
market. American companies are helping to lead this dramatic
progress—driving
lower costs and introducing new, better performing technologies into
the
marketplace. These collaborative projects announced today harness the
immense
capabilities of our Scientific User Facilities to invent and deploy new
technologies that will strengthen American manufacturing and technical
competitiveness," said Secretary Chu. "As part of President Obama's
all-of-the-above energy strategy, advanced solar energy technologies
are
helping to provide clean, renewable electricity for homes and
businesses across
the country while diversifying the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>' energy
economy."<o:p></o:p></p>
<p>See a <a
 href="http://www.eere.energy.gov/pdfs/bridge_project_selections.pdf">Full
List of Projects<span style="text-decoration: none;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype
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<p>These projects are part of the Energy Department's broader efforts
to
encourage collaboration among engineers and scientists who are
developing
advanced solar power technologies and research teams using the tools
and
expertise of the Scientific User Facilities. By leveraging the skills
and
resources of private industry, universities, and national laboratories,
these
projects will help rapidly apply fundamental scientific discoveries to
existing
product lines and projects, accelerating higher levels of performance
and
greater cost reductions across the industry.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p>The <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/sunshot/index.html">SunShot
Initiative</a> is a collaborative national effort to make solar energy
cost
competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.
Inspired by
President Kennedy's "Moon Shot" program that put the first man on the
moon, the SunShot Initiative has created new momentum for the solar
industry by
highlighting the need for American competitiveness in the clean energy
race.<br>
_______________________________________
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><i><st1:State w:st="on"></st1:State></i></b><i><b><st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"></st1:State></st1:place></b></i><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">EVENTS</span></u></b><br>
<p>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"><font
 size="+1"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>Sept
5: <b>Federal Sustainability Requirements & LANL</b></strong><b>
–<i> Los Alamos, NM</i></b></span></font><font size="+1"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong></strong><b><i><br>
</i></b></span></font><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><font
 size="+1"><strong></strong></font></span>7pm<o:p></o:p><st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"> @ Mesa</st1:place></st1:City>
Public Library - Upstairs Meeting Rooms 2 & 3<br>
</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">This
program is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Los Alamos
Sustainable Energy Network (LASE Network).<br>
<span style="">Speaker: Monica Witt - Utilities & Institutional
Facilities Energy
Manager At LANL</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"></p>
<p class="ecxmsonormal"
 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">We
are excited to start off the Fall Season with Monica Witt. A former
member of the Sustainability Board of Los Alamos County, she is well
known to
many of us and will give us valuable insight into the sustainability
activity
at the Lab. Monica
Witt has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 10 years in the
environmental and energy management fields.  She has a Master’s degree
in
Environmental Studies and is the Utilities & Institutional
Facilities
Energy Manager.  She is responsible for implementing projects to reduce
energy and water to meet the Laboratory's Sustainability goals.  <o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="ecxmsonormal"
 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"></p>
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 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">Monica
will discuss the
federal Sustainability requirements and what LANL is working on to meet
important energy, water, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.  <br>
_______________________________________ <br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"><font
 size="+1"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";"><strong>Sept
15: <b>Next Big Idea Festival</b></strong><b>
–<i> Los Alamos, NM</i></b></span></font><br>
11am-3pm @ Fuller Lodge & Lawn<o:p></o:p>, Central Avenue -
Downtown <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:City><st1:State
 w:st="on"></st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
<u1:p></u1:p></p>
<p class="ecxmsonormal"
 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">A
family-friendly event,
highlighting <st1:place w:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:place>’ unique,
creative and
scientific heritage. It is designed to inspire, illuminate and educate
through
science, technology, arts, food and music. And, its FREE!<o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"><u1:p></u1:p>The
festival features an interactive line-up of exhibitors. The Next Big
Idea Festival has hosted exhibitor's such as Los Alamos National
Laboratories,
the Northern New Mexico Electric Vehicle Association, Santa Fe
Children's
Museum, Los Alamos Police Department Bomb Squad, Los Alamos
Visualization
Associates and Procter & Gamble's CHeAPARRAL 2J-2 corvette. <o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"><u1:p></u1:p>This
year, we have designated Kid's Activity Area with hands-on science
fun, pet area, 'trashion' (recycle fashion show), entertainment - three
bands,
food, electric cars, Kraz-E-Science demonstrations, and much, much more
all
located at Fuller Lodge and lawn.<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"
 style="background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.nextbigideala.com">www.nextbigideala.com</a><br>
<o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">New
Mexico Solar Energy Association</span></b><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><u1:p></u1:p><br>
<st1:address u2:st="on"><st1:Street u2:st="on">1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, #
35</st1:Street>,
<st1:City u2:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>, <st1:State u2:st="on">NM</st1:State>
<st1:PostalCode u2:st="on">87106<br>
</st1:PostalCode></st1:address>505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax:
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