Facets of NMSEA



Investors in the Clean Energy Future
Investing in a Clean Energy future in NM


RE Educators
ACE is the place for the SunChasers' base!


Solar Coaches
Sun for All and All for Sun. Bringing solar to ALL the people, one community at a time.


Solar Inventors
Solar cooker made from recycled plastic sign and interior of potato chip bags (Baked of course). Roasting chile?! Notice the solar dryer in the background. Mark Chalom, Solar Pioneer


Solar Water Heating Seekers
We all want warm showers! Solar thermal systems have 80-90% efficiency compared to Solar Electric (PV). If roof space is an issue consider the age-old method of inviting the sun to do your heating.


Thermablitz
A working group to handle the home envelope temperature variations. The site for this link, Archopotamus, is an architectural information repository and wonderful resource.


A Chapter of ASES
Vision: Lead the transformation to 100% renewable energy and sustainable living for all life on earth. It can only happen with the power of community.


Learners
From Steve Sargent, ASES fellow and retired DOE engineer.


Solar Educators
Electric and thermal!


Solar Fiesta Organizers


Earth Advocates


Solar Chefs


Science Fair Judges


Passive Solar Pioneers

NMSEA Updates



UNM’s Solar Splash Team Wins!
UNM’s Solar Splash team takes home multiple awards at international competition. The University of New Mexico’s Solar Splash team won 10 awards during the Solar Splash competition June 5-9, 2018 in Springfield, Ohio. They presented at our Speaker Series for some great networking and displayed at our 2018 Solar Fiesta.


NMSEA supports Environment Day
Board members and others helped make the day a great success for renewable energy which, BTW, is better than fossil fuel combustion for the environment. Period!


24-Hour Solar Energy
Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast. How about it Four Corners region? Sell those clean electrons to California!


Solar-Estimate and referrals
We will need to monitor this site as many sites begin well, but quickly morph into subscriber installer only. Good as of Feb 21 2018


ASES - Our Parent Organization
Solar Conference August 2018 in Boulder Colorado.


Sol Luna Solar
Awesome trustworthy folks.


Utility Helps Wean Vermonters From the Electric Grid
I wonder if we could get PNM to become a B Corp?


Your Own Private Wind Turbine
A window to Sierra Club Magazine. Also, since NM is the 11th windiest state maybe some folks in the eastern part of our state will get the idea.


Ipai Solar
Coached by NMSEA president

National Updates



MEGA-BATTERY SAVES SOUTH AUSTRALIA $35 MILLION IN FOUR MONTHS
It looks like it could be the best energy investment South Australia made. Batteries for wind power.


U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials
Scientist speak up! Should we listen and take action? Or just find excuses to do nothing? NMSEA leads the action! Stop (fossil fuel burning), Drop (the shop til you drop attitude, and ROLL! (electritify cars, buses, and trucks)


California: A model for the world
California passed and adopted a bill requiring 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045! MIT touts, "California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world!"


High-speed Rail
Fast, new system being built in Texas to link Houston and Dallas? Drops carbon emissions down 90% compared to driving, flying, and conventional rail. Add renewables?! Even better!


CAISO Monthly Renewables Performance Report
Love it! California lead the way...NM, let's get moving!!!


The World's Biggest Battery
Planet Money: Episode 848 on pumped hydro for storage. One solution to providing dispatchable solar and wind.


CSP instead of Coal or Nuclear
Let the sun make electricity on a utility scale with both electric generation AND storage capability. At our very own Sandia Labs.


School districts cut bus costs by going electric
Can you imagine pairing it with solar in NM! We'd have enough money for decent salaries for teachers and supplies.


Google Officially Hits Its 100% Renewable Energy Target
The tech giant’s renewable energy purchases met—and even exceeded—the amount of electricity used in its operations last year.


Solar Plus Batteries Beat Out Natural Gas In Two US Electricity Markets
Hooray! We should insist there be ZERO new gas plants.


MN Community Solar
Yes! Why not everywhere, especially NM!?


American University is Carbon Neutral
UNM students want their campus to be powered by 100% Clean Renewable Energy. How can we help them?


A Vision for Minnesota Solar, John Farrell Presentation
A super presentation for Minnesota. Make our utility companies calculate preserved fair pricing of solar for New Mexico.

NM Updates



PACE Fund NM
Investing in a Clean Energy future in NM


California: A model for the world
Hey New Mexico! California passed and adopted a bill requiring 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045! MIT touts, "California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world!" We should do it too! Electric utilities become the hero.


New Mexico: Unearthed
Some beautiful footage of our state and thought provoking insight into our state's TRUE fossil fuel history. They recognize the benefits and TRUE costs.


California utilities race to charge your electric car, bus, forklift
We also have a chance with the VW Settlement monies. Contact our Environmental Department at vw.info@state.nm.us or (505) 476-4300. Tell them: we want electrification, not more diesel or even natural gas! Cover the difference in cost and pay for charging infrastructure.


School districts cut bus costs by going electric
Can you imagine pairing it with solar in NM! We'd have enough money for decent salaries for teachers and supplies. VW monies can help make this happen!


Solar Toolkit
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico for local governments, power providers, Tribes, rural businesses, school, and jobs


Albuquerque goes Renewables!
With new mayor Tim Keller at the helm, we can finally move forward with a forward thinking plan.


NM's solar industry shining brighter -2016
Just couldn't resist the shout out.


Los Lunas to use new solar technology at recycling center
With an eye to a manufacturing plant, also!


Water is one big issue in the Southwest!
Gas and oil companies only want to talk about the $$$...for them. They tout the economic benefit, but again it's only for a few. In truth, fracking causes more problems than its worth especially considering the water usage in the very dry climate we call home. Fracking in our backyard? Better be prepared or your water's at risk. Go Solar!


climate change WILL impact U.S. economy, infrastructure and more
Scroll down to near the bottom. It's a lot of charts, but take a moment and use your noggin to see the writing on the wall. FYI Natural gas WAS the bridge. It's crumbling fast and we need to get to the other side! Clean renewable energy.


Integrated Resource Planning - PNM
They are adding solar, dropping coal, but, unfortunately seem stuck on "flexible" gas! Storage, storage, storage.


Billion dollar data center from Facebook to be located in New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First
Because we're powering them with the sun and the wind...100% new generation in NM!

Earth Updates



ELON MUSK'S MEGA-BATTERY SAVES SOUTH AUSTRALIA $35 MILLION IN FOUR MONTHS
It looks like it could be the best energy investment South Australia made.


ELON MUSK'S MEGA-BATTERY SAVES SOUTH AUSTRALIA $35 MILLION IN FOUR MONTHS
It looks like it could be the best energy investment South Australia made.


California: A model for the world
California passed and adopted a bill requiring 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045! MIT touts, "California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world!"


The fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever.
It's some rare good climate news with some discouraging realities. A cornered animal is going to fight and fight hard...be on your guard! This is the time to be firm and move quickly to clean energy...BTW, electricity IS clean, it's just how it's made we need to address. Get involved.


Climate change causes: A blanket around the Earth
Climate Change Denier= Flat Earther. If you can ignore one kind of science you might as well go for it all!


9 questions about climate change
you were too embarrassed to ask.


Three years to safeguard our climate
From a scientific journal.


Global temperature change (1850-2016)
All scientific organizations agree that we ARE undergoing climate change! We can still make a difference...Go SOLAR!


Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now
Confirmation of what solar ambassadors have said would come soon!