Purpose of this field trip is to document new construction is placing
stress on New Mexico water, electricity, gas, municipal services, ...
New Mexico citizens living in older structures are told they must economize on water, electricity, ...
Is this so that new construction can continue?
New Mexico citizens may also be target of a solar generation of
Mariposa subdivision of Rio Rancho, NM map.
Field trip started at about Tramway and Manitoba.
We proceeded south on Tramway to I 40.
Here's the reason.
We went north on I 25 to Alameda. West on Alameda. Then north on Pat D'Arco. West on Paseo del Volcan.
This is in the middle of nowhere.
And they erected Cleveland high school in the middle of nowhere.
After fairly long trip to the north on Unser here is the entrance to Mariposa.
Here's the Mariposa fire station.
Here are some lots.
We rang the door bell.
Mr Richard Shipman answered.
Bill started a mp3 recorded.
Mr shipman is an expert in solar electricity.
LISTEN to our conversation about the home and Mr Shipman's description of his solar system!
Here is a view from the living room.
Those are the Sandia mountains.
What is the altitude here? Water has to be pumped. This uses electricity. See PNM electric load forecaster Steve Martin's FOIL 2.
We live at the western base of those mountains. 6022 ft altitude.
Here is the kitchen.
Note vaulted ceiling. This space has to heated and cooled.
Here's the card and cookbook mentioned in the recording.
Look at the solar panels on the roofs.
Here is a close-up of the really big panel.
What is the angle of the solar panel?
33-34o measured with Harbor Freight angle finder from above photograph on Thursday April 22, 2010.
Mariposa administration building.
Returning we drove by Rio Rancho City Center.
It, too, is in the middle of nowhere in the desert.
Driving to the east of Paseo del Volcan.
Paseo del Volcan. Here's location for
1,500 New Solar Jobs: Company Hopes To Eventually Employ 3,000 in N.M.
Posted on: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 10:46:36 EDT"The message going out to America is that New Mexico is the clean energy state and we are going to be the Solar Valley, like Silicon Valley, for solar energy," Gov. Bill Richardson told the crowd.95 miles were driven on this field trip.
He compared the opportunities in solar energy to the development of microprocessors in the early 1990s. Based on experience in silicon manufacturing processes, he said his company will manage every aspect of solar generating installation, from producing the wafers for solar cells to the financing of generating projects.
"We're sand-to-kilowatts," Sheppard said. "We're different because we manage the entire supply chain."
Meeting and listening to Mr Shipman really made the field trip worthwhile.
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