VOLume 23, NO. 2 march 2009 sOLartOday.Org
on the horizon
24 Let the Solar
By Dan E. Arvizu, Ph.D.
Breakthrough technologies will enable the global
transition to carbon-free solar energy, providing
plentiful, low-cost energy for all.
28 Home Energy Upgrades
By Richard Crume
What are the smart decisions to conserve energy
and fight climate change?
Bruce Oreck’s Next West LEED
Platinum, net-zero-carbon house
presides over one of the oldest
neighborhoods in Boulder, Colo.
The house fits right into the Mapleton
Hill Historic District, as if it has been
sitting on its hillside for a century.
Cover phoTo by dan bihn
34 CASE STUDY | Back to
By Seth Masia
The first LEED Platinum, net-zero-carbon house
in Colorado — and maybe in the nation — looks
like it was built a century ago. And it’s all done with
38 Products Showcase:
PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS, INVERTERS
articles appearing in this magazine
are indexed in environmental Periodicals
Bibliography and architext construction
next issue: The Future of Transportation
We examine opportunities and new priorities, what’s ahead for
vehicle-to-grid communities, and fuel-efficient vehicles coming