March – April 2014
VOLUME 28, NO.2
Living Proof: Thinking Outside the Box at the Bullitt Center
Over the first eight months, the self-regulating six-story building produced twice the energy it used.
By Denis Hayes
NREL’s ESIF Data Center Houses a Supercomputer, Efficiently
The petaflop supercomputer is water cooled, and provides space heat to the offices.
By Molly Riddell
Net-Zero in Manufacturing
OPEX Corp., manufacturer of material-handling equipment, put up New Jersey’s largest privately held PV array to offset its entire electric load.
By Jim McMahon
Saved by the Space Race
Sixty years ago, PV faced an uphill battle with nuclear power. America’s satellite program rescued the solar cell.
By John Perlin
Music City’s Little Green House
This Nashville solar house combines recycled and reclaimed materials with a smart energy-saving design and rustic, modern aesthetic.
By Hana Crume and Richard Crume
Polar Vortex, California Drought
By Seth Masia
PV Power Map
PV Generation Potential for 2013
By Adam Kankiewicz
NRG Commissions World’s Largest Solar Plant
NREL: Troughs, Towers Offer Comparable Value
UCLA Team Reduces Cost of Perovskite Cell Manufacturing
Fuel Cell Runs on Biomass, Sunlight
Huge Vanadium Redox Batteries Deployed
The D.C. Circuit: Court of Appeals for Clean Air Act Rules
By Robert Ukeiley
Japan’s Fukushima Commits to 100 Percent RE
By Rona Fried, Ph.D.
Tenth Annual Small Wind Conference Set for June
By Mick Sagrillo
Passive Solar Heating
By Seth Masia
Solar Energy in Sea Water Heats Alaska’s Largest Aquarium