A Proposal for Expanded International Collaboration
We can all benefit from the sharing of knowledge across the construction industries and among countries
The Impact of TOU on PV - Go West
Today, most residences are billed for electricity usage according to the total amount used over a given month. In the San Diego area, most residential customers are charged for their electricity use under the ... [continue reading]
Solar Tool Hits Sweet Spot
The SunEye, a solar-access and shade analysis tool from Solmetric, is really easy to use. It is so simple that you don’t even have to adjust the compass for magnetic north, as you ... [continue reading]
Renewable Technologies, Incorporated, (RTI) sells, well, renewable technologies, but in the process it offers a service that many of its competitors haven’t yet thought to offer—energy auditing. Darryl Conklin, who founded ... [continue reading]
Gary Gerber, CEO and founder of Sun Light and Power in Berkeley, California, has been working in the renewable energy field for 30 years. He successfully steered his solar design and installation company through the lean ... [continue reading]
Designing for Solar
Deciding where to put a PV system on a roof can be a struggle, especially if the best place for the system is unavailable for some reason. That’s when an architect or designer ... [continue reading]
Roof-Mounted PV Systems
One of the most important things you can do when designing and installing a PV system is to get to know the customer’s roof. While there are many facets to designing and installing ... [continue reading]
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Our Blog Has Moved
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.