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)

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Solar NV Summer Solstice Golf Tournament

Solar NV Summer Solstice Golf TournamentThe summer solstice only happens once a year. It is a special solar event that has been celebrated for thousands of years – so why change now?

Join Solar NV along with our friends and volunteers for our annual

Summer Solstice Golf Tournament on June 14, 2014!

We are excited to have this year’s event at:

Spanish Trail Country Club

Enjoy the outdoors with a round of golf (includes practice balls, swag bag and cart) followed by a great lunch and plenty of networking.

Proceeds help cover Solar NV’s yearly operational expenses and the Solar NV Scholarship fund. Solar NV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Date: June 14th, 2014
Registration Time: 6:30-7:00 AM
Tee Off Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Spanish Trail Country Club
Address: 5050 Spanish Trail Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113

The individual costs are $150/person for non-members and $125/person for Solar NV members. The cost for signing up a foursome is $500, and for every Solar NV member on your team you can save $25!

Proceeds help cover Solar NV’s yearly operational expenses and the Solar NV Scholarship fund. Solar NV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Golf Registration Form


Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

Support clean, renewable energy in Nevada. Please consider becoming a Solar NV annual sponsor. There are several levels of participation and custom sponsorships are available. For more details please email: [email protected].


Thank you to everyone who sponsored, volunteered for, or attended the 2013 tournament!

Platinum Sponsor

NV Energy

Gold Sponsor

Southwest Gas

Silver Sponsor

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April Monthly Meeting

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Selecting a Solar Contractor

This month’s presenter is Solar NV President Guy Snow. Guy has been involved in Solar Industry for 30 plus years. A 20 year resident of Las Vegas, Guy’s ambition is to turn the Silver State into the Solar State. Guy is currently a Solar PV Installer certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and general foreman with G & G Systems, where he leads the design-build renewable energy division.

Solar Guy

Date: April 17, 2014  (third Thursday of every month)

Time: 6:30 PM

LocationUNLV Student Union, 1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154  (map & parking info)

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Join us at Greenfest Las Vegas on April 12!

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March Monthly Meeting – Solar Water Heating Program from Southwest Gas

Join SolarNV to hear from:

Elyse Gresnick-Smith and Southwest Gas are proud to offer a program providing rebate incentives to qualifying Nevada customers who install solar water heating systems with a natural gas back-up.  Solar water heating is clean and efficient and helps customers save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Check out their program rebate incentives and take advantage of the great benefits of solar water heating systems.

Elyse administers several of Southwest Gas Corporation’s Conservation and Demand Side Management programs. Elyse develops and implements residential and solar energy efficiency programs and prepares regulatory reporting for Southwest’s service area, which spans over three states (CA, AZ, & NV). She is also responsible for Southwest Gas’ energy education program, which offers education opportunities to students, teachers, energy professionals and the general public on topics such as the efficient use of natural gas.

Solar hot water system.Date: March 20, 2014  (third Thursday of every month)

Time: 6:30 PM

LocationUNLV Student Union, 1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154  (map & parking info)

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February Monthly Meeting

Join SolarNV to hear from Amelia Gulling, administrator of the K-12 Education and Outreach program “Greenpower” at the Desert Research Institute. Their mission is to support science-based environmental education by providing Nevada’s educators with free tools, resources, and opportunities.  While she serves a major role statewide, much of the work she conducts is right here in Southern Nevada.

Since arriving in Las Vegas two years ago, Amelia has helped create the Nevada EnergySmart Program, serves as a Board Member for Green Chips, the US Green Building Council, the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board on Clean Energy, and the Raggio Research Center on STEM. Outside of her board position she also  participates in other collaborative environmental education efforts across the state. These efforts have led to recent awards including: Las Vegas Women to Watch for 2013, USGBC Amazing Individual 2012, Friend of Science 2013 from Southern Nevada Science Teacher Association, and Best Green Nonprofit 2013 from the RJ.

ameliaDate: February 20, 2014  (third Thursday of every month)

Time: 6:30 PM

LocationUNLV Student Union, 1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154  (map & parking info)

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