June 2012 Meeting – Solarbration!

The Las Vegas Solar Festival

Solarbration – Las Vegas Solar FestivalSolar 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.

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Feb 2012 Meeting

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Note: We’ve changed meeting locations, day of the week and starting time!

6:30 PM on the third Thursday of every month. Our next meeting is February 16th.

University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV)
Frank & Estella Beam Hall – Room 110
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

(Maps, directions, parking info)

Our meetings feature speakers from a variety of renewable energy disciplines and are also a great place to network with people who share an interest in renewable energy.

For February’s meeting, we have Greg Helseth as a speaker:

Greg HelsethGreg Helseth is the Southern Nevada Renewable Energy Manager for the Bureau of Land Management. Stationed in Las Vegas, he had been with the BLM for three years, managing the Renewable Energy Coordination Office Southern Nevada District. Greg successfully accomplished two fast track Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) in 2010 and has the first solar energy site on federal land sending power to the grid. Southern Nevada has 5 EIS (4 solar, 1 wind) processing now. Before the BLM, Greg worked as a Mechanical Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, and Engineering Manager for more than 15 years. He recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Green and Sustainable Enterprise.

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Solar Home Tour

Solar Home Tour

The 7th annual Southern Nevada Solar Home Tour was a resounding success!

From passive solar design, to water and energy efficiency and of course solar power, each home on the tour offered unique combinations of technology, materials and wise use of resources. The common thread was the enthusiasm of generous homeowners sharing their experiences about the tangible benefits of green living.

We hope you were on the tour this year. If you were, we thank you for attending and offer these words of caution: Attending a solar home tour can lead to a lifetime of energy independence and a major reduction in your carbon footprint. Clean energy is addicting. You surely came in close contact with others with similar issues. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

If you do become addicted, blame the American Solar Energy Society and their National Solar Tour. Many chapters hold tours every fall and collectively, it is the largest solar event in the country. More than 160,000 participants in 3,200 communities visited innovative green homes, learning how to use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change.

And finally a few words from, quite literally, the star of our tour…

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