Though renewable energy wasn’t the clients’ priority, their dream retirement home exemplifies solar thermal innovation.
The overall return on investment on combined energy efficiency and photovoltaic projects is better than for photovoltaic alone says a panel at WREF 2012.
Learn about the sites and what was seen on the Anchorage Solar Tour that was held on June 9, 2012.
We can strengthen renewable energy markets when we learn to apply certain marketing and financial techniques, discussed at an Ignite session at WREF 2012.
Why I Went Solar features homes and businesses that have gone solar. Here is an example from Cenntenial, CO of homeowners Kevin Singel and Laura Hoeppner.
The PV Power Map is a report of national solar resource availability as illustrated by the monthly energy output of a nominal 1-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system by location. This issue contains two maps: one generated using SolarAnywhere’s satellite time-series irradiance data, and the other using National Renewable Energy Laboratory Typical Meteorological Year (TMY3) data. Comparing these two maps highlights why TMY3 data are not recommended to predict short-term performance.
Financing for a solar array is often difficult to obtain and buying outright is difficult for many homeowners, so why not community solar asks WREF2012.
The PV Power Map is a report of national solar resource availability as illustrated by the monthly energy output of a nominal 1-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system by location. Comparing monthly maps makes it possible to see how irradiance and associated PV system power output vary over time from region to region, often with unexpected results. For example, compare January and February solar resource availability on the eastern seaboard with the Gulf Coast.
Students in the South Bronx are advancing research in the synergy between green roofs and PV arrays.
Time lapse video of solar array at Colorado State University