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Solar Energy System Workshop (extra)
solar_panels

This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   NOTE: This is the same workshop offered at 2:00 PM. We decided to offer a morning session due

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Jobs Discussion Panel
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Meet renewable energy recruiters and managers at this inaugural event. Our guest speakers will discuss the renewable energy jobs within the larger jobs market context.     The #1 question people ask is:  "Where are the renewable energy jobs?" In response to high demand, we bring you the recruiters who specialize in finding talent for renewable energy companies as well as managers charged with hiring new people.   This event will consist

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GridNEXT Conference
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TREIA is taking its annual conference to the NEXT level, and we are excited to support this event! Connect with thought leaders and businesses across the Texas energy industry at the first ever GridNEXT conference.     Date:    November 11 - 13 Place:   Westin Galleria Hotel - 5011 Westheimer Road - Houston, TX Note:    This is a 3-day conference.   Be part of the conversation. Texas is the nation's largest and fastest growing

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Social Mixer: Sustainability / Green Happy Hour
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Join us for our next social mixer! (and let's watch the Election Day results together)       DATE / TIME Tuesday - November 3 - 2015   HAPPY HOUR 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM      The Spot Karbach Brewing Co. 2032 Karbach Street - Houston, TX  77092 (Don't worry. This spot has plenty parking!)      See you soon!       

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HREG Leadership Meeting
Business Graphs and Charts

The HREG leadership team meets on the second Tuesday* of every month. We review recent accomplishments and upcoming tasks. Meeting on a regular basis helps us stay connected and flexible to accommodate the greater Houston community's needs.   TIME:                7:00 PM CDT  DURATION:    1 hour LOCATION:     via conference call   By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious) about serving on the leadership

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Solar Energy System Workshop
solar_panels

This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   Instructor:      Bill Swann, PE Duration:        2 hours Time:              

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Green Mountain’s New Power Plan

The company that pioneered all-wind electricity plans is launching an all- solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. Green Mountain Energy, which played a substantial role in purchasing electricity from wind resources and encouraging more wind generation, announced its new plan Thursday.-solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. It could lead to more solar power in Texas,

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Partnership on Aviation Bio-Fuels

This month U.S. consumers landed some exciting news as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled plans to create a national center for excellence on jet biofuel research.  The recently announced effort will help to revolutionize the air transportation industry by tackling one of its largest challenges – rising fuel costs. The center will be based at Washington State University and will bring together researchers from 16 academic institutions

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Biodiesel Production Begins at Texas Plant

Renewable Energy Group said this week that its biodiesel plant innortheast Texas has begun production. The biorefinery, in New Boston, was acquired by Iowa-based Renewable Energy after it had been down for four years. Major upgrades were done at the plant, which uses a variety of feedstocks and can produce 15 million gallons per year of biodiesel. This is the second Texas biorefinery that was acquired by Renewable Energy. It also operates a biorefinery

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IKEA Sells Solar Panels in UK

  IKEA is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. Ikea said the move

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