Come See SECRES at the 2018 What If Festival

The Southeastern Colorado Renewable Society (SECRES) will have a booth at the huge What If Festival in downtown Colorado Springs. Stop by with your friends and family to see our renewable energy exhibit complete with solar cooked S’Mores.

When: Saturday, September 8th, 10 am – 4 pm

Where: We will be setup in the street at 200 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Solar for Home and Business

The Southeast chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES)

presents “Solar for Home and Business”

A FREE Solar Seminar – $5 donation encouraged

Get your 30% Federal Tax Credit before it Expires!

Presentation Slides:

Part 1 Energy Efficiency

Part 2 Solar Basics and Beyond



WHEN: Saturday, May 25th  10:45 am – 1 pm

WHEREPPLD East Library, Community Meeting Room

5550 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918– map it!



10:45—11:45 Energy Efficiency – most important things before going solar- Jim Riggins

​11:45—1:00  Solar Basics and Beyond—Lotus



Topics covered:

On-Grid | Off-Grid | Power home, business and electric car!

Energy efficiency | Costs and savings | Tax credits and rebates



Join SECRES for a Wind Farm Tour

Saturday, May 6th, 8:00 – 11:15 AM

Meet at the Walmart at Woodmen and Powers at 8:00 AM and carpool for a 9:00 tour.
5550 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920  – map it!

The SE chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society has arranged a tour of the 294 megawatt NEXTera Energy wind farm in eastern El Paso County. The tour is limited to the first 40 people who register, with priority for SECRES members, so act now! A suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated. Contact Jacquie Ostrom at 719 238-1993 or to register.
Once our carpool arrives at the wind farm, NEXTera will give us a talk as a group, then we’ll get into smaller groups to go into the base of a wind turbine where a technical engineer will give us a tour.

  • Comfortable attire
  • Ages 16 and older
  • If you live near Calhan, we can meet you there before heading to NEXRera

For more information on the NEXTera wind farm, see this fact sheet.

Energy / Water Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities

When: Monday, October 17th,  7 PM

Where: Rockrimmon Public Library meeting room, 832 Village Center Drive,  Colorado Springs, CO 80919

 – map it!

What role can renewable energy play in our future? What are the water implications of future energy systems? What are the energy requirements for water systems? Jordan Macknick from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will answer these and other questions during his presentation on the Energy/Water Nexus.

Jordan Macknick is a member of NREL’s Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in Golden, Colorado. Jordan has a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research includes the study of how energy, water and land use are interrelated.

This event is sponsored by the SE chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES). It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

SECRES Booth at Cool Science Carnival Day

Bring your kids to the SECRES booth at Cool Science Carnival Day!

When: Saturday October 08, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: University of Colorado Colorado Springs,  1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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The event, including parking, is free and open to the public.
Next time, more chocolate!

We will be firing up our solar ovens to cook our famous Solar S’Mores and demonstrating renewable energy.  Kids of all ages enjoy our S’Mores.


Cool Science is an organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Read more about Cool Science here.