Event – Brookings Scholar Lecture Series

brookingslegacy-nevadaBrooking’s Scholar Lecture Series: “Growth Without (Emissions) Growth: State Progress and Drift on Decoupling”

November 15, 2016,
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditorium (1st Floor)

Brooking’s Mountain West presents: Growth Without (Emissions) Growth: State Progress and Drift on Decoupling,” a talk by Devashree Saha, Ph.D., senior policy associate & associate fellow, Metropolitan Policy, Brooking’s Institution.

Decoupling of GDP growth from growth in carbon emissions is taking on an increasing salience since it represents the squaring of the circle necessary to decarbonize the global economy while maintaining economic growth. Now the evidence says that since 2000 the United States has fully decoupled economic growth from carbon emissions: GDP went up by 30 percent over the past 15 years while carbon emissions decreased by 10 percent. This public lecture and presentation will discuss how the transformation of economic growth towards a lower dependency on fossil fuels and related carbon emissions is happening across U.S. states including in Nevada.

This event is free and open to the public.

Devashree Saha is a senior policy associate and associate fellow at the Brooking’s Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection of clean energy and economic development policy, including the transition to a clean energy economy. Prior to joining Brooking’s, Saha worked at the National Governors Association, where her work spanned clean energy, transportation, and land use planning issues. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in political science from Purdue University.

October Monthly Meeting – Solar Transparent Window Systems

Tom Gleason from Gleason Partners, LLC will be giving a presentation on the solar transparent window systems for homes, commercial buildings and office towers.


“Our solar transparent windows feature inner double glazing and outer thin film solar panel, with 80% transparency. Depending on the window type, inner window can be opened in regular and/or tilt position, while the solar panel screen can be also opened, with an actuator option for sun tracking.”

Date: October 20th, 2016 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM – Snacks and Beverages Served
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor


September Monthly Meeting – Member Experience

dsc01954For our September 2016 meeting, SolarNV.org member Bonnie Lemert will share her experience with purchasing a PV system and an electric vehicle.  Because these are major, long term investments, getting as much information before committing to them is important.  If you already have a PV system or electric vehicle, please come ready to share your ideas and suggestions with those who are still considering whether or not to go for it!


Date: September 15th, 2016 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM – Snacks and Beverages Served
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor

August Monthly Meeting – Cancelled

Sorry folks. This month’s meeting is cancelled. Hopefully we will see you all in September.

July Monthly Meeting – Electric Cars and Charging

Join us for a presentation about plug-in electric cars, EV charging stations and more…


Modern, attractive and fully functional pure electric vehicles are here with ranges from 75 to 107 miles. They are quick, clean, quiet and almost zero maintenance. They are affordable and they are available now!

Plug-in Hybrid and Range Extended Electric Vehicles eliminate range anxiety.

And hopefully affordable pure electric cars with ranges topping 200 miles will be joining us soon.

Join us for a presentation from Stan Hanel on current and future electric cars, new EV charging station developments and even a few words about electric vehicle conversions happening right here in Las Vegas.

Stan is an Outreach Coordinator for Nevada Electric Vehicle Accelerator (NEVA), a non-profit program that was started in February 2011 by NV Energy, Nevada Department of Transportation and REA250. The NEVA program has been working with its partners to promote plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure across the state, including over 100 public EV charging sites providing electricity at no cost to electric vehicle owners. Stan is also a principle organizer with the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association (lasvegaseva.org) and the organizer for Las Vegas of the annual National Drive Electric Week event in September (driveelectricweek.org)

Date: July 21st, 2016 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM – Snacks and Beverages Served
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor

June 2016 Meeting – Gary Wood – SNWA

Gary Wood 2016

Gary Wood
Renewable Energy Program Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority

Gary has worked in the energy industry for the past 37 years. His employment experience has included work in the oil industry in Saudi Arabia, the electric utility business and energy services sector, in Nevada and currently in Renewable Energy for the water utility. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in Nevada and California. For the past fifteen years Gary has focused his efforts on Renewable Energy and conservation. Those efforts have included the design and installation of various solar facilities, the negotiation of long-term Power Purchase Agreements to support the power utility’s Renewable Portfolio requirements and work with various Nevada political and regulatory entities to amend and implement initiatives to support Renewable Energy development.DSCN2420

Date: June 16th, 2016 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor

Refreshments and snacks will be served.