August 2013 Meeting

Las Vegas Green Chamber of Commerce 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Join the Green Chamber of Commerce, Solar NV, Green Chips, Conservation District of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Chapter, Nevada Biotechnology & Health Science, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Green Meeting Industry Council Las Vegas Chapter, and more for a night of celebration, networking and fun.

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: August 15th
Time: 5:30 PM
The Springs Preserve – Springs Cafe
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV


July 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Utility, Commercial, and Residential Solar PV

Matt Van Note, Bombard Renewable EnergyJoin us to learn about the many ways that solar PV is being installed in Nevada. Matt Van Note from Bombard Renewable Energy will speak to us about exciting projects and how you can start your own.

Matt joined Bombard Renewable Energy in 2009 after six years of integrating automation and efficiency systems in new homes throughout Southern Nevada. Matt brings a high level of client service to Bombard, where he works as a project developer and marketing and outreach coordinator. Matt is a certified NABCEP PV Technical Sales professional and has worked on a development team that has built over 40 megawatts of solar PV in Nevada in the past four years.

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: July 18th (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas
UNLV Student Union
1st Floor – UNLV Business Startup Center

4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154 (map & parking info)

Note: The meeting location has recently been updated.

June 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: Maximizing your solar investment for homes and businesses

Les LazareckPlease join us for a presentation from Les Lazareck of Home Energy Connection! Learn how to stretch your solar or energy efficiency spending for maximum benefit.

Les Lazareck, CEM is a building performance expert focused on optimizing the energy use, comfort, health and safety of both commercial and residential buildings through his company Home Energy Connection, LLC founded in 2006. Prior to becoming a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Les established Nevada’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, HomeFree Nevada/EnergyFit Nevada.

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May 2013 Meeting

Meeting Topic: U.S. Green Building Council – LEED V4 updates

Jennifer TurchinLEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the green building rating system developed by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council and is continuously evolving and improving.

The next update to the rating systems (LEED v4) will open up LEED to a wider range of building types and manufacturing industries, delivering the benefits of green building up and down the supply chain. It will advance environmental footprint issues, like climate change, and encourage optimization of energy and water use.

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April 2013 Meeting

SolarNV will not have a monthly meeting in April, but please join us on April 20th at GREENfest!


SOLAR 2013 Panel to Address Political Attacks on Solar in State Legislatures Across the US

A nationwide misinformation campaign is underway to dismantle state-level policies critical to the growth of wind and solar. Panelists at the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Conference taking place in Baltimore April 16-20, will unveil the misinformation at the heart of these efforts, and address ways to counter the opposition.

Special interest groups opposed to renewable energy and funded by fossil fuel interests, including the billionaire Koch brothers, are stepping up their misinformation campaign to repeal or weaken bipartisan Renewable Electricity Standards (RES) – also known as Renewable Portfolio Standards – in states across the US this year.

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