Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

GRID Alternatives supports Xcel Energy settlement agreement to expand low-income access to solar

By Kathie Zipp GRID Alternatives Colorado, an affiliate of the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, today announced its support for a comprehensive utility settlement being considered by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week to address significant state energy policy issues and increase access to solar power for Colorado’s most underserved communities. Under the…

‘Atomic Sandwiches’ Could Make Computing Devices 100X Greener

By University of Michigan Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today’s electronics require. The post ‘Atomic Sandwiches’ Could Make Computing Devices 100X Greener appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here…

What happens when an east-west solar array isn’t perfectly east-west?

By Paul Grana By Paul Grana, co-founder, Folsom Labs East-west arrays are an increasingly popular configuration in the commercial solar market. With low module prices, it makes sense to trade a slight decrease in module productivity for greater overall system power production. By placing modules back-to-back, designers can avoid clearances for module shading, and can…

Spiri: A 200-Mile Range EV Designed for On-demand Carpooling

By Larry E. Hall Danish startup Spiri decided to build a battery electric car specific to carpooling with an on-demand service dedicated to carpoolers. The idea was formulated by former engineers from Tesla, Aston Martin, BMW, DriveNow, Rimac, and other electric car and tech firms. The current Spiri EV is a prototype to test real…

Door-to-door solar sales is back—but why?

By Steven Bushong By Kendall Hope Tucker, founder and CEO, Polis An article about SolarCity and Vivint Solar featured in the Wall Street Journal last week surprised a lot of readers. Faced with innovative competition and increased market pressures, the two companies have eschewed current advertising logic in favor of a renewed focus on door-to-door…

New adhesive solar module makes case to eliminate racking

By Kelly Pickerel The best way to bring down the installed cost of a solar system is to reduce both the balance of system and labor. A new module attacks both areas with an adhesive, non-penetrating, non-racking system that can be quickly installed by just one person. Publicity around Lumeta’s adhesive, light-weight crystalline silicon solar…

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