Solar Fiesta-History

  The first Solar Fiesta was first held on June 13 & 14, 1998 as a part of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Conference, Solar ’98: Renewable Energy for the America’s, which was held in Albuquerque, NM and hosted by NMSEA.

     The associated event – Emerging Architecture: An Evening with Several Visionary Architects and Designers from the Southwest and Around the Country – featured presentations on “Earthships” by Mike Renolds; “Green Development” by William Browning from the Rocky Mountain Institute; and “Recent Creations” by Ed Mazria.

     In the summer of 2000, NMSEA’s Rose Kern organized the first stand-alone NMSEA Solar Fiesta, which was held at the Bernalillo High School campus.  Solar Fiesta has been a regular part of NMSEA’s outreach efforts ever since.

     NMSEA Solar Fiestas typically combine a Renewable Energy & Sustainability Trade Show with Educational opportunities.  The NMSEA Solar Fiesta Committee typically starts planning the next Solar Fiesta at least 6 months ahead.  There’s a LOT of work involved.  Solar Fiestas couldn’t happen without the help of enthusiastic NMSEA volunteers.

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