Sorry for the late post.
HREG June 10th Meeting minutes
Location: Solarcraft in Stafford, courtesy of Kevin Conlin
Solar cooking demonstration and "solar picnic"
Tour of Kevin's facility
Mike Ewert's solar car air-conditioner
Announcements, talk about the future
Attendees: Mike Ewert, Oral Lafleur, Charles Mauch, James Ferrill, Feliciano
Olivero, Alan Chang, Mohammad Muktar, and a few others whose names I
missed. You know who you are :-)
We had a brief officers meeting to discuss HREG stuff. Mike was voted
acting vice president due to Jonathan's leaving the area. We had a moment
of silence requested by Oral for Dr. Joshua Hill, who had recently died.
Dr. Hill was an advocate in the solar engineering department at TSU.
Charlie said that he had received no response from Earth Day officials
regarding the prizes. Charlie also passed out some brochures that Green
Mountain Energy sent him.
A number of other items were briefly discussed without anything being
decided, namely dissemination of deregulation information to the public,
contents and distribution of the newsletter, Mike's school involvement in a
state PV project, and a HREG group solar project.
Kevin gave us a tour of the facility. He showed us self-contained power
systems that he sells to various companies. We also got to see a custom
solar panel that he manufactures that can survive the tough environment on
a buoy. Outside, he had other stand-alone systems of various ages that we
walked around to see.
Later, Mike showed us the solar air conditioner that is mounted on his car.
We also ate hot dogs, chips, and drinks while we were inside looking at the
systems Kevin puts together. Kevin's shop got some water in it from the
flooding and he had some cleanup to work on. It was really weird when I
drove from Spring to Stafford because there was no water anywhere and the
sun was out. You wouldn't have even known that we had a major flood the
All in all it was a very good meeting. Many thanks go to Kevin for
providing such a nice meeting place.
Internet links: www.bccacleanair.org
The meeting concluded sometime after 4pm.