Read SOLAR TODAY’s July/August Issue

ST-Cover-JulyAugThe July/August 2012 issue of SOLAR TODAY is online. See these features, search the digital edition and share articles.


Big Time for Solar
Our annual market report finds more, larger systems helped double installed U.S. photovoltaic capacity last year over 2010.
By Larry Sherwood

An Off-Grid Retreat
Though renewable energy wasn’t the clients’ priority, their dream retirement home exemplifies solar thermal innovation.
By Hector Muñoz-Baras, AIA, NCARB, LEEDap

White is the Greenest Color
Selecting light-colored roofs and walls is one of the easiest ways to save energy and money. So why don’t we see more white roofs?
By Norbert M. Lechner

Rescuing Vacant Homes, Revitalizing Communities
How one nonprofit is transforming broken-down houses into energy-efficient affordable housing — and creating good jobs for rehabilitation builders.
Text and photos by Richard Crume

Taste of the Solar Tour
Now in its 17th year, the ASES National Solar Tour is the world’s largest community solar event.
By Gina R. Johnson

Sandy Butterfield: Pulling Power from the Air

ABB: Connecting Clean Energy to the Grid

The Trade
Best Practices in Small Wind: Tower Climbing Safety

System Accomplished
Solar Canopy Soars Above Trucks

New Products
Intersolar North America Showcase



PV Power Map


Inside ASES


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