SolarNV will not have a monthly meeting in April, but please join us on April 20th at GREENfest!
Meeting Topic: EnergyFit Nevada
Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!
Date: February 21st. (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV)
Beam Hall, Room 120 (BEH 120)
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)
Lauren Boitel of EnergyFit Nevada will talk about how the organization is helping people save money, be more comfortable and help the environment.
EnergyFit Nevada is the statewide nonprofit sponsor of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a national program from the U.S. EPA and DOE, which offers a comprehensive and quantitative whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency, comfort, health, safety and durability of homes.
A whole-house approach helps homeowners optimize energy efficiency by looking at the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. It also takes into account the homeowners, local climate and more. EnergyFit Nevada has helped over 550 Nevadans to live in healthier, happier, more affordable homes through our residential energy efficiency rebates.
Solar NV was present at the recent ribbon cutting of Southern Nevada’s newest solar project, Solar State North. Enbridge’s 50MW solar photovoltaic project, now commercially operational, generates enough power to serve about 9,000 homes and displacing about 42,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. At the ribbon cutting for this new clean energy project near Primm, Nevada, Solar NV was honored with a $5,000 donation for their work advocating renewable energy, including projects like Silver State North.
Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award
On August 25, 2012 Solar NV, friends and supporters honored an individual in the Nevada community who has made significant contributions to a secure energy future through innovations in conservation and/or renewable energy in Nevada.
Through her work with the Sierra Club and contributions to the Clean Energy Project, Lydia has established her mission to bring renewable energy to Nevada. We are honored to add Lydia Ball to the distinguished list of Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award recipients.
Solar NV Scholarship Award
In addition, the winner of the 2013 Solar NV Scholarship recipient was announced. Kathryn Weavil, a senior at UNLV studying Environmental Science with a minor in Solar and Renewable Energy, was presented with a $2,500 scholarship to help further her studies.
Each year, Solar NV awards a scholarship for the following year to an outstanding University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a future in the Solar / Renewable Energy Industry.
Congratulations to Lydia Ball and Kathryn Weavil. Solar NV appreciates your contributions – past, present and future – to improve the lives of the citizens of Nevada and beyond through the use of clean, renewable energy.
The 2012 Crinis Awards Banquet and silent auction was a great event enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who turned out and to those organizations who sponsored the event!
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The Las Vegas Solar Festival
Solar NV is a proud sponsor of Solarbration and will have a booth at the event. It will take the place of our regular monthly meeting for June. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Be sure to tell your friends too!
The Annual Las Vegas Solar Festival blends art, technology, and outreach to promote renewable energy, inspire conservation, and support sustainable communities.