July/August 2014 Digital Edition

 

This is the  National Solar Conference issue, featuring:coverthumbJA14

  • Solar Installations and Solar Jobs, 2013, Solar
    • Worker productivity in the installer trade rose 253% in the past four years.
    • U.S. PV installations rose 34% in 2013.
  • Karl Boer: Call to Arms
    • Renewable technologies are winning the energy race, but the fossil industries are pushing back. It’s time to educate a new generation.
  • Welcome to SOLAR 2014
    • Report from the Resource Assessment Division
    • Report from the NorCal Chapter
    • Report from the new ASES executive director
  • Also:
    • Congress considers a “green bank” bill — again
    • Troubleshooting small wind systems
    • Courts uphold EPA rules
    • NIST tests net-zero house

 

 

 

Plus: 60 Years of Science: Roots of Modern Solar Design

 

All the advances that made passive solar architecture practical were popularized in the 1970s

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Perspective

Hello, ASES Members!

By CARLY RIXHAM

The new executive director at ASES introduces herself.

 

PV Power Map

PV Generation Potential for March 2014 and Understanding Solar Resource Uncertainty

By ADAM KANKIEWICZ 

 

Advances

National Labs Report on RPS Costs and Benefits

MIT, Stanford Teams Test Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Device

Germany Sets Record: 74 Percent Renewables on May 11

 

A Call to Arms: Get Involved, Now!

By KARL WOLFGANG BÖER and NEVILLE WILLIAMS 

 

Courts Uphold EPA Rules

By ROBERT UKEILEY

 

Green Business

Congress Considers Green Bank Bill— Again

By RONA FRIED, Ph.D.

 

The Trade

Troubleshooting Small Wind Systems

By MICK SAGRILLO

 

Solar Jobs

Installer Productivity Booms

By SETH MASIA

 

U.S. Photovoltaic Installations

PV Installations Up 34 Percent in 2013

By LARRY SHERWOOD

 

Inside ASES

Resource Applications Division Covers RD&D at SOLAR 2014

By JAN KLEISSL, JUSTIN ROBINSON, MANAJIT SENGUPTA and FRANK VIGNOLA 

NorCal Solar Speeds Ahead in 2014

by ELAINE HEBERT

 

System Accomplished

NIST Test House Closes in on Net-Zero Year

By MARK BELLO

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