VOLUME 23, NO. 1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2009 SOLARTODAY.ORG
MARIO ALBER TO ARRAS TIA AVILA
Randy Gee, chief technology officer
of SkyFuel Inc., and Kiera Lichter,
assistant to the executive director of
Colorado Collaboratory, demonstrate
the scale of SkyFuel’s Sky Trough
concentrating solar collector in
Arvada, Colo. It will be operational in
February 2009. See page 47.
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18 Charting a Bold Course
By Denis Hayes
It’s not too late for the United States to help lead
the world into a carbon-free solar era, but it will
take national commitment on the scale seen
during World War II.
24 Uncapping Solar
By Ghita L. Carroll, Ph.D., and Paul Komor, Ph.D.
To maximize renewable energy’s potential to reduce
emissions beneath a carbon cap, policymakers must
design renewables into the cap-and-trade plan.
30 Teaching Cuba’s
By Mario Alberto Arrastía Avila
with Laurie Guevara-Stone
A two-decade fuel shortage turned the island into
a laboratory for energy conservation. Education plays a
key role in helping the economy function.
34 CASE HISTORY | An Experiment
in Japanese Living
By Richard and Yoko Crume
An experimental apartment complex where residents
adapt their lifestyles based on feedback from
innovative solar and energy-efficient technologies.
38 Getting the Facts Straight
on Feed-In Tariffs
By Carrie Cullen Hitt
The success of any incentive scheme depends on its
details and financing options.