ScanTheSun: A Tool for Solar-Panel Users
In the ideal case of an individual installation, solar panels are mounted on the southern pitch of a roof of buildings with high insolation. (See “Vocabulary” for the definition of insolation and a ...
Recent developments around the Unites States are creating a very favorable atmosphere for solar energy.The biggest boost comes from a marked rise in the cost of conventional fuels; ... [continue reading]
Although I consider myself to be an environmentally concerned individual, when I entered the University of Vermont last year, I had no experience in renewable energy, or even a ... [continue reading]
Analysis of hourly metered data collected from 19 residential grid-tied PV systems in California helps to answer questions about actual system power output. [continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
The first residential grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system in New York State has been installed on Long Island. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...