A New Guide for Solar Plan Reviewers, Code Inspectors, and Installers

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A New Guide for Solar Plan Reviewers, Code Inspectors, and Installers

When an industry grows as fast as solar, it can be challenging for consumers, contractors, and code officials to be in lockstep on the path to a successful installation—from plan review to inspection ...

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Solar Water Heating Up

May 01, 2002

A wide range of options exist for ready-to-install, readily certified solar water heating systems. To further heat things up, government and utility incentives are expanding. [continue reading]

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Solar Power Rising to a Million Roofs in the Millennium

Author: Jeanne Byrne
July 01, 1999

In an effort to spark a sustained solar renaissance and cut U.S. emissions of global warming gases, President Clinton in June of 1997 announced an initiative to put solar energy systems on a million U.S. rooftops by the year 2010. [continue reading]

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Making Solar Hot Water Affordable

January 01, 1999

In 1995, a group of agencies in Florida teamed up to bring low-cost solar systems to low-income households so they could save money on their utility bills. [continue reading]

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PV Roof Tiles Heat Up in New York

July 01, 1998

The first residential grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system in New York State has been installed on Long Island. [continue reading]

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Promoting Profitable Home Power

January 01, 1998

Renewable energy advocates struggle daily to introduce practical applications for solar and wind power. [continue reading]

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New Shine on Hopi Homes

May 01, 1997

Many houses on the rural Hopi Reservation of northeast Arizona rely on propane, wood, and coal for their heating, refrigeration, and cooking. [continue reading]

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Remodeling with the Sun

May 01, 1997

The passion for passive solar is not what it used to be; enthusiasm peaked sometime in the late 1970s. Today, even energy-conscious builders focus on improving insulation and air tightness more than on how the remodeled house will interact with the sun. [continue reading]

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Passive Solar Success Set in Concrete

May 01, 1997

Passive solar design combined with thermal mass construction is a proven technique for energy and cost efficiency. At Tierra Concrete Homes, we use this technique in our passive solar concrete homes. [continue reading]

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