News, Meetings & Near-term Events of Interest to NTREG Members and the Public



 

Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
 
Updated: July 24, 2016.
 
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)
 

 
NOTE: There will be a "Meeting After the Meeting" for anyone who would like to volunteer in any capacity for the 2016 Solar Home Tour. This annual event is held throughout the Metroplex, and is part of a nationwide one-day public display of solar homes held the first Saturday in October. Want to spend a day (or even part of a day) hanging out at a solar home? This is your opporunity! It's very low-key, and all volunteers - even if you have no experience - are welcome!
 
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
 
Topic: "Texas Cities Going 'Solar'...".
 
Presenters: Christopher Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration for the City of Georgetown, Texas.
(Representatives from two other "solar" cities are pending.)
 
About Our Presenters:

  • Christopher Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration for the City of Georgetown, Texas.
    When Georgetown Texas, a city of 55,000 residents just north of Austin, examined their power purchse options in 2014, they discovered renewable energy was cheaper than the conventional energy sources they'd been buying.
     
    Subsequently, Georgetown signed contracts to purchase 100% of their energy from renewable energy providers. By January, 2017, all electricity within the city's service area will come from wind and solar power.
     
    Chris Foster, Georgetown's Manager of Resource Planning and Integration, said that after the announcement, he's received calls from businesses as far away as California and Maryland wanting to know, "What does it cost to move to Georgetown?
     
    Related Article: Georgetown Goes 100% Solar
     
    Two other presenters are pending.
     


     
    The 2016 Solar Home Tour Committee needs volunteers who would like to help with the 2016 Solar Home Tour in any capacity. Our local Tour has become a remarkably successful event! In 2015, NTREG sponsored the largest "Solar Home Tour" in Texas, and the SECOND LARGEST tour in America! Be part of a winning team! No experience necessary! (It's fun, educational .. and very rewarding!)
     
    To volunteer, or for more information about the 2016 Solar Home Tour, please contact us at the link below:

     


     
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NTREG Corporate Members

EcoVantage Energy
EcoVantage Energy
Dedicated to the growth of the renewable energy industry, continually striving to increase a cleaner, healthier environment.
 

 
Native - Build Native
BuildNative
Green builder leading the way to a sustainable future with a comprehensive range of solutions to help Texans save and create energy.
 

 
Solar View
Solarview
Promoting the financial and environmental benefits of solar electric power systems, and dedicated to providing customers with an extraordinary solar energy experience!
 

 
NTREG Professional Members
 
DwellGreen of Dallas
DwellGreen of Dallas
Experienced Energy Auditor in Dallas, Texas. Serving the entire Dallas Metro Area & Surrounding Communities. Green home inspections * Building inspection * Construction consulting * Energy auditing * General energy management.
 

 
Good Faith Energy
Good Faith Energy
A developer focused on practical, sustainable solar production and energy storage solutions.
 

 
NTREG
Event Partners & Sponsors


Terawatt Level
(Opportunities Available!)

 
Earth Day Texas 2016
Earth Day Texas
Annual, indoor & outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. Family-friendly and free-admission.
 

 
Gigawatt Level
(Opportunities Available!)

 
Axium Solar
Axium Solar
Turnkey, design-build solutions in both retrofit and new construction applications.
 

 
Electric Vehicle Partner

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
America's best-selling electric vehicle.
 

 
ONCOR Take A Load Off Texas
ONCOR
Energy efficiency programs for residential consumers, business owners and government and educational facilities.
 

 
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Universal Solar
Delivering a sustainable energy future worldwide.
 


Megawatt Level
(Opportunities Available!)


 
IKEA Frisco, TX
IKEA Frisco, TX
The IKEA Frisco store is equipped with a 912-kW solar electric system. It generates about 1,336,300 kW-h of clean electricity annually, equivalent to reducing 1,016 tons of carbon dioxide, eliminating the emissions of 181 cars, or powering 115 homes yearly.
 

 
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Texas Solar Energy Society
Texas Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.
 

 
Kilowatt Level
(Opportunities Available!)


 
Midway Hills Christian Church
Midway Hills Christian Church
Our very cordial host for NTREG's meetings. Good facilities. Good access. Good people!
 

 
Solar View
Solarview
Promoting the financial and environmental benefits of solar electric power systems, and dedicated to providing customers with an extraordinary solar energy experience!
 


 
Watt Level
(Opportunities Available!)


 


NTREG Friends & Supporters

 
Greensource DFW
Greensource DFW
THE Dallas/Fort Worth Environmental News & Community Resource!
 

 
North Texas Electric Auto Association
North Texas Electric Auto Association
Informative meetings about electric vehicles. Public welcome.
 

 
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