The May 2012 issue of SOLAR TODAY is online. See these features, search the digital edition and share articles.
The Thermal Energy Storage Solution
Thermal energy storage stores excess solar heat to extend the operating hours for concentrating solar power. Is it also the answer for increasing the grid value of electricity from wind and photovoltaics?
By Zhiwen Ma, Greg C. Glatzmaier and Chuck Kutscher
Playing the Angles for Solar-Responsive Design
Solar geometry provides the tools for effective passive solar heating, shading and daylighting.
By Norbert M. Lechner
The Breezeway House: Passive House Comes to Salt Lake City
A Utah couple builds their dream house, which incorporates the core goals of Passive House design — low energy use, thermal comfort and excellent indoor air quality.
By Dave Brach AIA, CPHC
Valuing the Opportunity of Solar Distributed Generation
Distributed renewable energy generation is creating an exciting shift in the utility business.
By Phil Smithers
Also In This Issue:
Innovators: Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter
Investing: Remarkable Desertec Project Gains Traction
The Trade: Best Practice Considerations for Small Wind Programs
System Accomplished: Solar Carries a Swimming Pool Through the Winter
New Products: WREF 2012 Showcase
PV Power Map
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