March 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Tubular Daylighting Devices

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Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: March 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)

solatubephotoPlease join us for a presentation by Solatube International, a manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs)! The Solatube Smart LED System harvests daylight during sunlight hours (using the traditional Solatube Daylighting System model) and, as light levels begin to dim, its “smart” sensors activate the LED lighting.

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February 2013 Meeting

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)

energyfit-nevadaLauren 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.

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January 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: UNLV’s Solar Decathlon Program

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: January 17th. (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas
(UNLV)

Greenspun Hall, Room GUA 2202
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

UNLV solar decathon rendering.UNLV solar decathon rendering.

We are bringing in the New Year with old friends. The UNLV Solar decathlon team is going to be back to give us updates on their progress. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is an international competition to educate the public about energy-saving residential design. 20 collegiate teams will design, build, and operate ultra-efficient solar-powered houses. Solar Decathlon 2013 will be held in Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California from October 3-13, 2013.

As a student-run project, the interdisciplinary team members of the UNLV team get a first-hand experience in designing, planning, constructing, and maintaining a prototype house of the Mojave Desert. Currently, there are 40 students who work directly on the project. This number is expected to increase once the construction of the house begins next spring. The team has named their design DesertSol.

DesertSol’s design educates and inspires inhabitants of the Mojave Desert through the responsible use of the sun and water. DesertSol is designed to be the base camp for desert explorers in search of an escape, vacation or a retirement living. DesertSol’s design focuses on creating indoor-outdoor connections that allows the residents to enjoy the beauty of the environment. DesertSol will return to Las Vegas after the competition and become a public exhibit prototype, educating the valley residents and children of about sustainable living.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Solar NV Members-Only Holiday Party!

Full Throttle Blues BandFeaturing the Full Throttle Blues Band

When: Dec. 13th, 6-9 pm

Where: McMullan’s Irish Pub (Shenanigans Room)
4650 W. Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada  89103

Please join fellow Solar NV members to celebrate the holidays and another year of solar education!

Not a member?

Join us now, or you can join at the party for just $10!

There will be free drinks and appetizers, and entertainment will be provided by the Full Throttle Blues Band!

Be sure to vote!

There will be an election for Solar NV’s board of directors.

Interested in becoming a board member of Solar NV? If you’re a Solar NV member and you’d like to join our board of directors, please email [email protected]. The board of directors meets once a month to plan events and further Solar NV’s mission.

 

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Solar NV Honored at Local Solar Project Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting for Silver State North Solar Installation near Primm, NV.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 powSolar NV receives a $5,000 donation for their work promoting renewable energy.er 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.

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November 2012 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Sustainability in Las Vegas

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: November 15th. (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas
(UNLV)

Greenspun Hall, Room 2212
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

(Maps, directions, parking info)

Sustaining Las VegasOur speaker for November is Marco Velotta, City of Las Vegas, Office of Sustainability.

The meeting will highlight the sustainability initiatives enacted by the City of Las Vegas. The presentation will show the scope of the sustainability plans and actions, but will concentrate on the transportation and renewable energy efforts that are underway to help reduce the city’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Marco Velotta is a member of the City of Las Vegas Office of Sustainability and assists with the implementation of the City’s Sustainability initiative. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006 with a BS in Geography, Math minor and a Master’s in City Planning in 2008. Marco presently assists with the management of the City’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant allocation, the City’s Green Building Program, and implementation of the City’s Sustainable Energy Strategy, including the planning and development of renewable energy and conservation projects and community energy efficiency programs.

We look forward to seeing you for this opportunity to learn about all the great green things and sustainable development going on in Las Vegas!

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