Free Solar Energy and Electric Vehicles Show at UNM

  • Solar energy workshops, exhibitions, EV Show and activities for children

Albuquerque– The public is invited to Solar Fiesta 2022 and EV Show, a free event, with free parking, hosted by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), at the Cornell Mall area of ​​the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus by Student Union Building

The event will take place on June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking in the “R/E” lots at the southeast corner of UNM, near Central Ave NE and Girard Blvd NE.

This family-friendly event, held in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) week-long National Solar 2022 Conference at UNM, will include dozens 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 take part in a live taping of a special episode of the world-famous “Kids Hour” with Katie Stone.

Representatives from a wide variety of solar companies, educators, researchers and non-profit organizations will be on hand to answer questions about installing solar power on homes or businesses, EV chargers and batteries, grid modernization and future climate change protection. A giant solar cooker will be on hand with the “Solar Chef” to discuss how to cook with solar power, and examples of other solar cookers from a Minnesota museum will be on display.

The EV Show, hosted by 350 New Mexico, will feature more than 10 cars and trucks and the opportunity to chat directly with their owners. There will also be NMSEA’s new version of its “SunChaser,” a solar-powered educational trailer built by students at ACE Leadership High School and designed by students at NM Tech, as well as the solar-powered boat “Solar Splash” and UNM’s electric race cars and their student. teams. The City of Albuquerque’s sustainability experts will showcase their new electric bus and talk about the city’s electrical and energy plans.

Attendees of the “Solar Energy 101” workshop, taking place in the UNM student building from 1-3 p.m., will be treated to a fascinating insight and discussion on photovoltaics, solar thermal, and architecture. passive solar and adobe, 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.