DesertSol set to open at Springs Preserve

DesertSolBy Chelsea Sendgraff

February is set to bring a new love to the city of Las Vegas.

DesertSol, the beloved house that won first place in America and second place in the world in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon, will be welcomed to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. While no exact date has been set, according to the Team Las Vegas Solar Decathlon 2013 Facebook page, the house will open to the public this month.

The multi-award winning home built by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Solar Decathlon team features amenities such as photovoltaic solar panels, low flow ultra-efficient water fixtures, and a ductless heat pump system that eliminates energy losses. Over sixty UNLV students worked on the 700-square-foot house turned exhibit where the public will be able to learn about sustainable living.

Currently being built within the Botanical Gardens, DesertSol is awaiting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. The home will be in great company at the Springs Preserve as it will be the eighth LEED building on the premises. 

 

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January Meeting – Solar Roundtable

Join SolarNV’s collection of members and board members for a Solar & Pizza Party! This will be an open forum, idea-exchanging monthly meeting to help you learn how you can get solar in 2014 & beyond. Talk with our members who are installers, salespeople, and homeowners to share experiences and have all of your questions answered.

2012 Southern Nevada Solar Home Tour Date: January 16  (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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December Event – Member Appreciation Night!

Solar NV Member Appreciation Night & Membership Drive
December 13, 7:00 pm – The Players Club (75. S. Stephanie, Henderson, NV  89012 – Stephanie & 215)

Come help Solar NV celebrate another successful year at our annual member appreciation night & membership drive!

FTB HOB 2011

There will be finger food, drinks, and a live band – The Full Throttle Blues Band!
The event is free for members and a special $10 membership option will be available for anyone who wants to become a new member!
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November Meeting – UNLV Solar Decathlon Wrap-Up

Our friends from UNLV’s successful Solar Decathlon team will return to tell us about the competition and their experiences and lessons learned. Come listen and congratulate them!

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Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: November 21st (third Thursday of every month)

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV)

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

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October 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Electric Vehicles 101

Electric vehicles charged by the sun are Beyond Oil!Join us to learn all about the latest electric vehicle technology from Stan Hanel! Mr. Hanel is an Outreach Coordinator for the Nevada Electric Vehicle Acccelerator (NEVA), a non-profit program started by NV Energy, NDOT and REA250 that is helping to create infrastructure in support of the rollout of plug-in electric vehicles throughout the state. He also writes a monthly column called “Plugged In” for the “Drive” automotive section of the Las Vegas Review-Journal that describes the ongoing electrification of the automotive industry.

Stan will be accompanied by a number of electric vehicles that you can check out after the meeting!

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: October 17th (third Thursday of every month)

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV)
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 Tour & Solarbration

This year’s Solar Home Tour and Solarbration went off without a hitch. Thanks to everyone who helped out, including the homeowners, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who participated!

Clean renewable energy from the sun has never been more affordable or popular. We’re on a roll!

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