January / February 2014

STJanFeb2014CoverVOLUME 28, NO. 1

Solar Decathlon 2013 Energizes Southern California Audiences
Closest competition ever showcases net-zero houses.
By Richard King

Phasing Out Mass
Phase change materials provide the benefits of thermal mass without the structural and aesthetic costs of thick concrete.
By Ed Clark

Smith College Accepts the Living Building Challenge
A collaborative process brought net-zero success at the Bechtel Environmental Classroom.
By Bruce Coldham

Success Over 60 Years

PV PowerMap
PV Generation Potential for October and November 2013



Clean Air Law
Court Says Individuals May Sue Power Plants for Harm Done by Pollution
By Robert Ukeiley

The Trade
Lockout/Tagout Standards for Small Wind
By Mick Sagrillo

maximum solarNew Products

  • Congenra Introduces Ground-Mounted Concentrated PV System
  • Sungrow Canada Unveils Inverters, Combiner Box
  • Maximum Solar Debuts Touchless Snow Removal System
  • Eyelit Launches New Manufacturing Configuration Software
  • Panasonic Releases HIT PV Modules
  • Enphase Releases New Microinverter Handware and Software

Inside ASES


System Accomplished
Massachusetts Ranch House Gets Solar Thermal Heat
By Seth Masia

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