The emerging architecture and passive building technology sessions ended with a bang at the forum- The Mythic Modern: Mythology, Ecology, and Technology…The Spirit of Place. We were given the great pleasure to hear Travis L. Price III, a fellow of AIA, speak about his inspiration and work. Travis Price has been an architect, author, educator, [...]
At today’s plenary session, we were thankful to have the ability to Skype with Bill McKibben for the session, as he was unable to join us in Baltimore. Bill McKibben is a radical grassroots activist, author, and president/co-founder of 350.org. He is a fantastic speaker and we were lucky to have the opportunity of listening [...]
This morning started with a session serving as an update on the SREC market in the east coast states. Our first panelist was Michael Judge, an associate RPS/APS program manager with the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Program. Michael discussed the solar development strategies in Massachusetts and the outlined qualifications for eligibility. A unique aspect [...]
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.