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Rethinking Solar Water Heating in an Age of Booming PV
SWH could relieve utility stress about the challenges of integrating so much PV, so fast.
By Jill K. Cliburn and Joe Bourg
Affordable Net-Zero-Energy in Outlying D.C.
By minimizing construction and utility costs, the North Pointe homes in Frederick, Md., offer low-cost living quite a feat in metro Washington, D.C.
By V. Paul Zanecki
Relieving a Glaring Problem
Proper design and siting of solar energy installations is probably the most effective way to mitigate potentially hazardous glare.
By Clifford K. Ho
Squeezing Utility Bill Savings from Commercial PV
Net metering or power purchase agreement? It depends on the customer and utility, but a study of North Carolina commercial customers finds that selling the PV generation yields the best savings, thanks to onerous net-metering charges.
By Kacey Hoover
Power Forward at SOLAR 2013
The 42nd ASES National Solar Conference gets down to business in Baltimore, Md., April 16–20.
Acting Against Coal
By Seth Masia
Japan’s Big Leap Forward
By Rona Fried, Ph.D.
Model Zoning Ordinances for Small Wind Turbines
By Mick Sagrillo
SOLAR 2013 Products Preview
Do-It-Yourself Pays Off for UPS
By Seth Masia
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