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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Bakersfield Hotel

In California’s hot Central Valley, a hotel installed a hybrid photovoltaic and solar-thermal system, which involves 42 hybrid PV/Thermal collectors, and 18 additional PV-only panels. Each hybrid collector consists of a PV panel on the front and a solar-thermal collector affixed to the back. The PV panels get energy from direct  sunlight. The thermal collectors get heat from the PV panels and from the ambient air. 

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

Solar Market Insight Report 2018 Q2

U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecast to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports. Released June 12, 2018

Friday, Jun 01, 2018

Broad Energy Coalition Condemns Action to Subsidize Failing Coal, Nuclear Plants

A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Cargill Meat Processing

Working towards the goal of fully sustainable producti on, Cargill worked to have one of California’s largest solar water heating arrays installed on its  flagship beef production facility in the state.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Investment Tax Credit for Energy Storage

Energy storage systems are being deployed with residential, commercial and utility applications, helping all generation sources connected to the grid become more efficient and cost-competitive. Encompassing a multitude of technologies, including chemical batteries, thermal, and pumped hydro, energy storage stores excess energy and converts it back to electricity when most needed. This inherent flexibility is critical to building a resilient, reliable and sustainable electrical grid.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Wheaton College

In August 2017, Wheaton College installed a solar hot water system on the roof of its Haas Athletic Center.

Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Larkspur Commons

Larkspur Commons has 136 units ranging from 1-3  bedrooms that are rented out to families earning less than 50-60% of the area’s median income. To help keep  utility costs low, the development features a 4,000 square foot   solar hot water system comprised of 16 solar thermal systems (the largest in the state of Montana!) using SunEarth EC-40 Collectors, each with 216 gallons of storage and installed by our friends at Liquid Solar Systems. At present, the system is meeting 60% to 75% of annual hot water load. 

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

DOE Solar Funding Announcement Will Help America Lead the Way in Energy Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced a major funding opportunity of up to $105.5 million to advance solar technologies and improve and expand the solar workforce. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on this program:

Sunday, Apr 01, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Hill View Apartments

Residents  of the low-income Hill View Apartments in Havre, Montana are enjoying double the benefits of  solar energy: solar photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors work side-by-side to produce electricity and  hot water for the 52-unit complex. The solar arrays are  part of a complete renovation of the complex with an  eye toward energy efficiency, including added insulation and new windows and boilers.

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Solar Market Insight Report 2017 Year in Review

U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecast to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports. Released March 15, 2018

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