November Meeting – Residential Energy Optimization

Please join us in our NEW location, the Innevation Center, this Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 PM.

http://www.innevation.com/

The address is: 6795 Edmond St. | 3rd Floor | Las Vegas, NV 89118 | (702) 444-1111

Our guest speaker for this month is Van Johnson from NV Energy. Van will be presenting about the mPowered residential energy optimization program – a free service to NVE customers who rent or own single family homes equipped with central air conditioners. The program includes up to 4 smart programmable thermostats, free installation, free energy saving software, and free anytime, anywhere mobile access to your thermostats from your smart phone or tablet. The energy optimization service can save 10-15% on the annual cost of heating and cooling your home.

Van Johnson is a Senior Project Manager in the Demand Response Department at NV Energy; responsible for customer acquisition for Demand Response programs and customer support. Van holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and a MBA from Santa Clara University.

The address is: 6795 Edmond St. | 3rd Floor | Las Vegas, NV 89118 | (702) 444-1111

September Meeting – New Location

Learn about Electric Vehicles During National Drive Electric Week

Join us for a demonstration about plug-in electric cars and a showcase of some EV charging stations at the Electrical Joint Apprentice Training Center (EJATC)!
There’s a ChargePoint charging station, solar photovoltaic parking array and wind turbine in the parking lot. Stan Hanel from the Nevada Electric Vehicle Accelerator (NEVA) will be bringing a Chevy Volt to display and other EVs will also be on display. Stan Hanel is an Outreach Coordinator for NEVA, a non-profit program that was started in February 2011 by NV Energy, Nevada Department of Transportation and REA250.  The NEVA program has been working with its partners to promote plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure across the state, including over 100 public EV charging sites providing electricity at no cost to electric vehicle owners.


Date:
September 18, 2014 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location:Electrical Joint Apprentice Training Center (EJATC),620 Leigon (not Legion) Way (Bonanza/Lamb), Las Vegas, NV 89110

August Monthly Meeting – New Location

Sun Cat Skylights

Sun Cat Skylights, the authorized Solatube Premier Dealer for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada will host SolarNV to show the latest and greatest products that can reduce lighting and HVAC energy use with the help of the sun! Sun Cat has an array of products aimed at reducing grid-dependence, so you’re sure to see something great.

solatube
Date:
 August 21, 2014 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Sun Cat Skylight, 5965 Harrison Dr. Suite 3, Las Vegas, NV 89120

July Monthly Meeting

Public Utilities Commission of Nevada – Legislation & Updates, Focus on Net Metering and Renewable Energy Credits

During this month’s meeting Adam Danise from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada will be speaking about PUCN reports and upcoming actions related to net metering and renewable energy credits. This is a huge deal for those of us that own and/or install grid-tied solar PV, wind, or other renewable energy systems!

Adam is a native Las Vegan. He is an Electrical Engineer for the Regulatory Operations Staff of the Public Utilities Commission. At the Commission, he testifies on renewable energy programs, integrated resource plans and general rate cases. Prior to joining the Commission in 2009, he worked at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Project as a Licensing Engineer


Date:
 July 17, 2014 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: UNLV Student Union, 1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)

June Monthly Meeting

NV Energy Renewable Generations Program – Solar Rebates!

During this month’s meeting Ben Robertson from NV Energy will be speaking about the Renewable Generations solar rebates, and will also speak briefly on wind, hydro, and solar hot water. This program allows eligible customers to receive a rebate for a portion of their system cost. Ben has been the Renewable Generations Project Coordinator for over 4 years and is a native of Las Vegas.

Date: June 19, 2014 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: UNLV Student Union, 1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)

May Monthly Meeting

Sun & Struggle: The Quest for Solar Power in the Mojave

During this month’s meeting Jim Rossi will present a summary of his UNLV History Masters thesis, Sun & Struggle: The Quest for Solar Power in the Mojave- an introduction to the business history of energy, energy subsidies, environmental history, and even why China makes so many PV panels. Before coming to UNLV, Jim lived in San Francisco and wrote for the Los Angeles Times, Bike, and many other publications. He is currently adapting Sun & Struggle into his first book.

50 Year Trail 1

Date: May 15, 2014 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: UNLV Student Union, 1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)