July / August 2013
VOLUME 27, NO. 5
By Larry Sherwood
Once again led by utility-sector installations, PV capacity installed in 2012 jumped 80 percent over the prior year.
Major Funding Through Micro-Investments
By Stephen Levy and Kenneth J. Lutz, Ph.D.
As a scenario for TVA demonstrates, such a program overcomes investment obstacles while spurring big benefits for investors, utilities, local economic development and the industry.
Managing the Dark Side of Trees
By K.K. DuVivier and Dan Staley
By specifying height limitations for vegetation in advance, solar access zones have the potential to make compliance easy.
A Net-Zero-Energy Learning Lab in Upstate New York
By Craig R. Clark, P.E., and Dave Kostick
Sophisticated monitoring at Alfred State’s demonstration home enables students to better understand performance of the renewable energy systems they built.
An Anniversary, A Turning Point
PV Power Map
Historical PV Generation Potential for March
SDS Redesigns Solar-Log PV Monitors
Multi-pin Connector Handles up to 1,000 Volts
Advanced Energy Launches Megawatt Inverter
Wagner Introduces Solar Thermal Flat-Plate Collectors
SMA Tripower TL Scaled for Commercial PV
Armored Tablet Designed for Construction Sites
Longer Rails Mean Fewer Posts
Fronius IG Plus Has AFCI for Code Compliance
Utility-Scale Inverter System from Nextronex
Trina Incorporates Tigo Optimizer
Unirac Creates Simple Ground Mount Tracker (GMT)
Butler Offers Residential PV-Powered Pumping Station
Viewpoint: Follow State Energy Legislation with AEL Tracker
By Tom Plant
Closing the Clean Air Act Loopholes
By Robert Ukeiley
Sustainable REIT Goes Public
By Rona Fried, Ph.D.
Before Climbing That Tower …
By Mick Sagrillo
Collaborative Planning Speeds Construction
By Seth Masia