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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

2018 Solar Messaging Survey

SEIA commissioned a public opinion poll from Global Strategy Group to identify which arguments are most convincing for the general public to support solar. For shareable graphics and other information about this effort, click here. 

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018

Solar Market Insight Report 2018 Q3

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 September 13, 2018

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Alaska Village Housing Project

Even at the high latitude of Anchorage, AK, more than 60 degrees north of the equator, solar hot water systems are an effective form of energy. On the winter solstice,  Anchorage receives about six and a half hours of  daylight, while six months later on summer solstice, the sun shines for 21 straight hours. When designed correctly, solar hot water systems can be convenient and economical, even in Anchorage. 

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Arminta Apartments

Synthesis Construction removed an old flat-plate solar hot water system and installed a new Apricus evacuated-tube solar hot water system. This system involves 16 ETC-30  evacuated-tube collectors, a SolarHot pump station with built-in brazed-plate heat exchanger, and an 800 gallon Niles Steel storage tank. 

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.

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