Posts tagged "Solar Energy"
You've Got GREAT (Solar) Potential!

You’ve Got GREAT (Solar) Potential!

If you want to know about your building’s solar potential and you live in Cambridge, Massachusetts? With a click, the Cambridge Solar Tool shows residents, businesses, and property owners how much electricity can be produced on their rooftops from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be...

TEDxPittsburgh – David Waldeck – Solar Paint

Nanocrystal-based dyads for solar to electric energy conversion Dave is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. His research program uses methods of spectroscopy, electro- chemistry, and microscopy to investigate primary processes in the condensed phase which includes liquids, solids, and liquid/solid interfaces. Current themes of his research are...
Solaratlas Berlin

Solaratlas Berlin

“Which roofs are suitable for photovoltaic installations? How much electricity could such facility produce? What would the investment cost be? The Solar Atlas Berlin shows the city’s solar potential down to the individual building. Property owners and investors can use the Atlas to determine whether a building’s roof is suitable for a solar installation and...
Solar Energy Design Plugin for Google Sketchup

Solar Energy Design Plugin for Google Sketchup

This software inserts solar panels on any surface and finds out tilt and azimuth of the sun. The payware version gives you more functionnalities then the available freeware version. Skelion for Google SketchUp allows you to: Save hours of modeling time Make good looking professional presentations with just a few clicks Improve the quality of...

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

MacKay, a Cambridge Physics prof, approaches the subject of carbon and sustainability with a scientific, numeric eye. First, in a section called “Numbers, not adjectives,” he looks at all the energy and carbon inputs and outputs in Britain and the rest of the world: this is how many kWh of energy are needed to power...

Energy Literacy – Saul Griffith

If we are to make a big change in the way energy is produced and consumed we need an “Energy Literacy” that gives people a tangible sense of their energy consumption, and of what it takes to meet that. This talk aims to inspire people that the problem is solvable with rational, data-driven development of...

Laneway

Unsatisfied with what the housing market had to offer, Pete and Suzanne set off to transform a small urban back lot into a sensitive house that questions how we deal with our environment by challenging our conventional definition of “home”. Laneway is a short documentary funded by Canada Council and produced by TWIXT Media Productions....

100,000 solar roofs in B.C. by 2020

The provincial government announced today it will invest $5 million in a program aimed at boosting solar water heating more than sixfold to 3,000 roofs across the province by 2010. (read full article on househunting.ca)

Determine Solar Potentials with RoofRay and Google Maps

Once you have drawn a projected solar array on top of the satellite imagery from Google Maps you get a rough estimate on performance and payback of your system based on the drawn area of the array, slope of the roof, location and weather information from the National Renewable Energy Labs. To complete the full...

Solar Hot Water Heaters Mandatory in Hawaii

The state of Hawaii has become the first in North America to require solar water heaters in new homes. The bill, signed into law by Republican Governor Linda Lingle, prohibits issuing building permits for single-family homes that do not have solar water heaters. All new homes will be required to have the energy-saving systems installed...