If you’ve ever wondered why it costs twice as much to install a PV system in the US as Germany, the answer is red tape and bureaucracy, known in the industry as “soft costs” or “balance of system (BoS)” costs. While solar hardware prices continue to plummet, soft costs – which include customer acquisition or [...]
SOLAR 2013 kicked off this morning in Baltimore with nine tracks of parallel sessions that included a forum about the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s JEDI models. JEDI, which stands for Jobs and Economic Development Impact, is a series of free online calculators for estimating employment and other impacts that result from investment in new power generation or fuel production.
Gathering for their 58th annual Solar Energy Conference, ASES members honored their most inspiring leaders tonight at a gala awards banquet.
Solar thermal systems could help utility load-balancing and reduce our dependence on natural gas for heating. But, panelists at the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Conference say, new incentives are required to scale the industry.
Welcome & Introductions: Susan Greene, President of ASES Theme: Growing the Solar Industry: Challenges, Opportunities, & the View from Germany Day and Time: Friday, April 19th: 10:30 am-12:00 pm Come Join us for Friday’s plenary session at SOLAR2013 and have the honor of listening to distinguished speakers Eric Wesoff, David Wedepohl, Rhone Resch, and Tony Clifford! Moderator Eric Wesoff: Editor in Chief of [...]