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Upcoming Events

April 13
REEVA DIY Presentation
7pm at Bent Mountain Firehouse on Bent Mtn Rd (rt 221) PO Box 55, Bent Mountain, VA 24059. Contact Mark Hanson.

May 1
Wind Turbine Raising!
REEVA President Mark Hason's place. We'll be raising the 60 foot support pole for the 24-volt Bergey XL-1 Turbine. Contact Mark Hanson.

June 5-6
Power of DC Electric Car Racing in Hagerstown, MD

June 16-17
Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative State Wind Symposium at the James Madison University Festival Conference Center.
Contact: vwec@jmu.edu

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Cool Citizens Awards

Mark Hanson (left) and Adam Cohen (3rd from right) receive their Cool Citizens Awards

REEVA NEWS, March 26 - Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition, at its annual affiliates conference held March 26, 2010 recognized both Adam Cohen and Mark Hanson as winners of its "Cool Citizen Awards" for 2010.

Adam Cohen, owner of "Structures" was cited for his work on the Center for Energy Efficient Design, currently under construction at the Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration in Franklin County; also for its innovative offering of the Passive House low- or no-energy building design, and for Adam's community involvement in Roanoke's Citizens for Clean and Green committee and his educational outreach efforts in the area of energy-efficient building design.

Mr. Hanson was cited for commitment to renewable energy innovation, his initiative in forming a local chapter of the Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Association through which he has recruited a cadre of volunteers to provide help with DIY renewable energy systems in the community.

REEVA's First Project

Rob Leonard (left) and homeowner Adam Cohen (right) installing racks
for the SunTech solar panels

No sooner was REEVA formed than we found ourselves on the roof of our first project. Progress has moved along significantly on the Cohen residence in Roanoke with the rack system and EnPhase inverter controllers installed and the evacuated solar tube system installed. At our next install date, February 6, we will be installing 48 panels and completing the wiring.

See photos of the completed project in the Gallery

The rack system with EnPhase Inverters installed awaiting panels (left) and the evacuated tube solar hot water system (right)

Interested in helping out and learning more about solar installation? Visit our website often for updates on our latest projects. Click here for more information.

Where We Meet

We meet the 1st Saturday of each month at 10:00 am at various locations in the Roanoke, Virginia area. Visit the web site for information on meeting and project locations.


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