The July/August 2012 issue of SOLAR TODAY is online. See these features, search the digital edition and share articles.
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 highlights the difference in real-time production when compared to annual averages. The first map illustrates total estimated power output for the month of April 2012. The second shows the average monthly PV power output in 2011.
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.