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


Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
Updated: May 01, 2015.
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)
Our busiest time of year for events is from the end of March through mid-May. We have a wealth of activities to participate! Volunteers are needed to help staff our booths! No experience necessary! It's an incredible opportunity to learn about solar energy just by listening to the many and varied questions and answers! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to participate!

NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015.
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: "The Evolution of the Solar Car Challenge from 1990-2015"
Presenter: Dr. Lehman Marks, Ed.D., Founder of the Solar Car Challenge
The Solar Car Challenge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages high schools and high school students to design, build, and race totally solar powered cars each year. Founded by Dr. Marks in 1993, more than 65 high schools in more than 20 states and several foreign countries now take part!
This is an impressive program with more than 20 years of history, struggles, growth, and success. Learn about this program, the people, and the remarkable students involved.

City of Irving "Bike Fest"
Date: May 9, 2015
Location: 221 East Irving Boulevard, Irving, Texas
Join in the activities with a group ride, Kid's Bicycle Safety Rodeo, visit with vendors that specialize in bicycling information and equipment, receive an "on-the-spot" bike check, see unique cycling groups and more! Free and open to families of all cities!
Performing at the 2015 Bike Fest: "Boxcar Bandits", a musical group that melds bluegrass, old-time, western swing and country with the sounds of string band instruments to create their signature Skunkgrass sound.
Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide all the power used by the sound stage PLUS all of the power used by the food trucks .. making this event 100% solar-powered!

Fort Worth Nature Center "Buffalo Boogie"
Date: May 9, 2015
Location: Fort Worth Nature Center,
Arts and crafts, non-profit organizations, wildlife conservation / preservation organizations, educational exhibits, specialty drinks and food!
5K chip-timed run on a USATF certified course. Starting gun: 8:30 am. On-site registration and sign-in 7 am.
Mike Renner's solar trailer will provide all of the sound stage power, as well as power for various vendors.

Greenville, Texas Sustainability Class
Hands-on Instruction in "Off-Grid Solar Water Pumping". Sponsored by the Wildflower Ecovillage, a fully functional solar water-pumping system will be constructed on site with the assistance of class participants, who will learn aspects of "how-to" at the same time. Registration and fee required. Contact Terry Jensen ( e-mail: ) to register, and for more information. Space is limited!
Date: May 16, 2015
Location: Greenville, Texas
Instructor: Dan Lepinski, North Texas Renewable Energy Group Advisor

City of Denton, Texas "National Trails Day"
Date: June 6, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Hartlee Field Access, 5800 Hartlee Field Road, Denton, Texas.
Reptile and amphibian display from Turtle Discovery. 9:00 am wildflower hike with staff from Denton Parks and Recreation. Geocaching classes from 9:00 - 10:30 am and 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Live raptor show presented by Blackland Prairie Raptor Center at 10:30 am. 1:00 pm nature hike with a Texas Master Naturalist. Archery workshops. Kid's craft station for making seed balls.
Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide ALL of the electricity used by the food trucks and vendors! This event will be 100% solar powered!

Renewable Energy Events from Around Texas, the USA, and the World.

Events Courtesy of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association


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