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The company: Solar Plans LLC
President: Karlis D. Viceps, LEED® Accredited Professional

 

30 years of passive solar and sustainable residential design primarily in the Rocky Mountains and West Coast
Active in the American Solar Energy Society, past President of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association
2008-2011: Development Director of Green Technology Education Center; 1997 - 2011: Adjunct Professor for University of New Mexico, Taos.
2011-2013: Photovoltaic sales consultant and Branch Manager for Positive Energy, Inc.
Civil Engineer degree with distinction; Focus on Environmental Land Use and Planning
General Contractor licensed for 18 years
Works published or referenced in many publications: Solar Today Magazine, The New Strawbale Book,
Building with Vision, Natural Home and Garden Magazine, Vail Magazine and various technical proceedings

For over 30 years we have lived in a home we built for ourselves which is earth sheltered and passive solar,
heating itself 90% of the time with no supplementary source in a 7000+ degree day climate. A passive solar
hot water system provides nearly all the hot water needed. We have lived solely on rainwater for our water needs, both indoors and out, in a semi arid region. A stand alone photovoltaic system performs superbly.
Natural, regional and recycled content materials are integral to every part of the home and our design practice.

We walk the talk in our daily lives and volunteer heavily in sustainable living education. Our business objective is to reach as many people as possible with simple helpful information so that we may all be better stewards of the earth.