AEI appreciates the donation of $1,000 by The Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) to the Starcher-Nelson Renewable Energy Scholarship.
TXSES in a non-profit with a long history of solar energy and renewable energy outreach education. Founded in 1976, TXSES has been serving Texas for more than 30 years, and has developed a national reputation due to their higher profile projects. These projects include the 11th annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Sustainable Living Fair in Fredericksburg in late Sept 2010, the largest sustainability event in the South. TXSES will also co-produce the 14th annual Austin Cool House Tour with Austin Energy Green Building on June 6, 2010. And because of an invitation from the town of Salado, they will produce the first Renewable Energy Stampede and Green Living Fair in that fair city April 17 & 18, 2010.
TXSES is part of the American Solar Energy Society and has chapters in Houston, North Texas, El Paso, Austin and San Antonio.
The Starcher-Nelson Renewable Energy Scholarship is an excellent fit for the TXSES mission to increase the awareness of all renewable energy applications and promote the wise use of sustainable and non-polluting resources.
Brian Jennings from AEDC, David Carr and Vaughn Nelson
AEI has been given $75k by the Amarillo Economic Development Commision for its new test center at the Nance Ranch. The check was presented by Bryan Jennings. The money will be used to help AEI relocate from our current location to the new center. Moving to the test center will be done in November. The new test center will open during the summer of 2010.
From West Texas A&M University’s web site, breaking news about AEI and wind energy education at WTAMU:
With more than 65 years of research experience in renewable energy between them, it’s no surprise that Dr. Vaughn Nelson and Kenneth Starcher are establishing the Starcher—Nelson Renewable Energy Scholarship for students at West Texas A&M University.
The two men, who have worked at WTAMU’s Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) since it was founded in 1977, have seen an increased interest in renewable energy and believe the scholarship will benefit students interested in studying alternative sources of energy.
“We’ve been teaching online introductory courses in wind energy and solar energy since 1998, and we get people from all over the world in the wind energy course,” Nelson, director of AEI, said. “They take the classes for continuing education credits or for certification.”
And there is a definite interest in the courses.
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