Solar NV to honor NV Energy and UNLV at annual CRINIS awards dinner on September 7

Crinis 2012 - Solar NV's annual Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award

Each year, Solar NV honors an individual or organization in the community who has made significant contributions to a secure energy future through innovations in conservation and/or renewable energy in Nevada.

Please join us this year to celebrate our 2013 Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award winner, NV Energy!

Through energy conservation, renewable energy procurement, and a commitment to reducing the use of coal as an energy source, NV Energy has established itself as a company focused on sustainability and the future.

Further, SolarNV is proud to announce a $2,500 financial donation to the UNLV Solar Decathlon Team, in support of their mission to design, build, and maintain a sustainable solar powered home. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is an international competition with the goal of educating the public about energy-saving residential designs.

September 7, 2013 @ Panevino Las Vegas

246 Via Antonio Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89119

The reception will begin promptly at 6:00 P.M. with hors d’oevures and a silent auction followed by dinner at 7:00 P.M.

$85 per Person

Please RSVP by purchasing tickets

Buy individual Crinis tickets
Sponsor a table at Crinis
The 2012 Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award recipient was Lydia Ball. Through her work with the Sierra Club and contributions to the Clean Energy Project, Lydia has established her mission to bring renewable energy to Nevada. We were honored to add Lydia Ball to the distinguished list of Nevada Renewable Energy Leadership Award recipients.

Solar NV Scholarship Award

In addition, the winner of this year’s Solar NV Scholarship recipient will be announced.

Our 2012 winner Kathryn Weavil, a senior at UNLV studying Environmental Science with a minor in Solar and Renewable Energy, was presented with a $2,500 scholarship to help further her studies.

Each year, Solar NV awards a scholarship for the following year to an outstanding University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a future in the Solar / Renewable Energy Industry.

Congratulations to Lydia Ball and Kathryn Weavil. Solar NV appreciates your contributions – past, present and future – to improve the lives of the citizens of Nevada and beyond through the use of clean, renewable energy.

The 2012 Crinis Award Banquet and silent auction was a great event enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who turned out and to those organizations who sponsored the event! We hope to see you at the next one.

Our Sponsors

Solar NV yearly sponsors are: Bombard Renewable Energy, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 357, NV Energy and Southwest Gas.

Crinis sponsors: The Art Institute of Las Vegas, D’s Design Jewelry, Las Vegas Ski Resort, Olive Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, Panevino Ristorante, Sean Henn Voyage Financial Services, Seth Grabel, Time Printing and Trader Joe’s.


Past Recipients

2007 Dina Titus, U.S. Congresswoman
2008 Professor Robert Boehm, Director, UNLV Energy Research Center
2009 Rose McKinney-James, President and CEO, Energy Works Consulting
2010 Commissioner Rebecca Wagner, Nevada Public Utilities Commission
2011 Green Chips, Environmental Sustainability in Nevada
2012 Lydia Ball, Executive Director, Clean Energy Project

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!