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  • 1.  New Mexico is Ready for ASES 2022!

    ASES Fellow
    Posted 05-31-2022 09:41 AM
    I've heard some questions about coming to New Mexico, since we've had big wildfires. The latest news is that the fires in the North are resolving, thanks to hard working and smart firefighting teams. Yes, National Forests are regrettably closed, and we remain watchful. But Albuquerque, which will host the ASES National Solar Conference in June is fully expecting to have blue skies and plenty of options for outdoor activities! That includes biking for the ASES Climate Ride! Santa Fe is also open, with a full slate of summer activities planned.  Some State Parks, including the Nature Center on the Rio Grande and Cerrillos Hills State Park on the way to Santa Fe, are currently open.  Just send your excess RAIN to New Mexico before the conference. And make those reservations! It's a great time to enjoy good food and fun... and a wonderful gathering of the solar community.

    Jill K. Cliburn
    Cliburn and Associates, LLC
    Santa Fe, NM

  • 2.  RE: New Mexico is Ready for ASES 2022!

    ASES Life Member
    Posted 06-01-2022 09:09 AM
    Thank you Jill! And our local chapter NM Solar Energy Association is having a Solar Fiesta on the Friday of the conference - here's more context:

    Press Release
    For Immediate Release
    New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA

    Contact: Andrew Stone, andrew@stone.com

    Free Solar Energy & Electric Vehicle Exhibition June 24th at UNM

    Solar energy workshops, exhibits, EV Show, and activities for kids

    Albuquerque – June 1 2022 – All members of the public are invited to Solar Fiesta 2022 and EV Show, a free event, with free parking, organized by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), in the Cornell Mall area of the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus by the Student Union Building on June 24, from 9 am – 3 pm. Free parking in "R/E" lots at the Southeast corner of UNM off Central Ave NE and Girard Blvd NE.

    This family-oriented event, which occurs in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) national, week-long Solar 2022 Conference at UNM, will feature scores of exhibits and a free comprehensive "Solar Energy 101" workshop – see description below as well as hands-on activities for kids with Explora! and other groups. Kids can participate in a live taping of a special episode of the world renown "The Children's Hour" with Katie Stone.

    Representatives from a wide variety of solar companies, educators, researchers & nonprofits will be on hand to answer questions regarding installing solar on homes or businesses, EV chargers and batteries, grid modernization, and future proofing for climate change. A giant solar oven will be on hand with the "Solar Chef" to discuss how to cook with solar, and examples of other solar cookers from a Minnesota museum will be on display.

    The EV Show, organized by 350 New Mexico, will feature more than 10 cars & trucks and the opportunity to chat directly with their owners. There will also be NMSEA's new version of its "SunChaser," a solar educational trailer built by the ACE Leadership High School students and designed by NM Tech students, along with UNM's "Solar Splash" solar-powered boat and electric race cars and their student teams. Albuquerque city's sustainability experts will show off their new Electric Bus and talk about EV and energy plans for the city.

    Participants in the "Solar Energy 101" workshop, which takes place in the UNM Student Building from 1pm-3pm, will be treated to a fascinating overview and discussion of photovoltaics, solar thermal, and passive solar & adobe architecture, presented by three of New Mexico's most experienced practitioners, Marlene Brown, Mark Chalom and Quentin Wilson.

    Our solar sponsors and partners include UNM, Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, ACE Leadership High School, Explora!, Positive Energy Solar, Solluna Solar, PCC Solar, NM EPSCOR, Imagine City, We Care Solar, PNM, Sandia National Labs, OE Solar, Affordable Solar, Luz Solar, NM Solar Group, Quelab, The Big Blue Sky Museum of Solar Cooking & the Earth Builders Guild so don't miss out. Join us for fun in the Sun and help transition NM to a clean energy future!

    The New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by furthering the use of clean, renewable energy and electric transportation. NMSEA is in fact the oldest existing solar energy association in the United States, and has played a major role in the development of solar energy in the


    United States over its long and storied history. The organization is a state chapter of the American Solar Energy Association (ASES), and was historically the first state chapter of ASES. The ASES Solar 2022 Conference is also the first annual ASES Conference in New Mexico since NMSEA hosted the 1998 ASES Conference. The return of ASES to New Mexico is a major event for NMSEA, and coincides fortuitously with NMSEA's 50th Anniversary.


    Title: NMSEA Solar Fiesta 2022
    Description: Solar energy exhibits & workshops, EV show, for kids and adults.
    Sponsor: New Mexico Solar Energy Association
    Date: Friday, June 24th
    Time: 9 am – 3 pm (EV show ends at 1:30 pm)
    Location: Cornell Mall area of the UNM Campus in front of the Student Union Building Free Parking: Lot "R/E" lot in SouthEast part of UNM off Central Ave NE & Girard Blvd SE. Cost: Free

    Special Events:
    the Electric Car and Truck Show (Electric Bus too)
    NOON hour: A live recording of the Children's Hour Kid's Public Radio - Live Music!

    1 - 3 PM: Solar 101: a free class to learn about passive and active solar

    NMSEA P.O. Box 3434, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA 87190

    Andrew Stone
    Commercial Solar Lending