VOLume 23, NO. 3 ApriL 2009 sOLArtOdAy.Org
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illus Tra Tion By niki Ta kalinin, Brigh T au Tomo Tive in Tern From ar T cen Ter college oF design
ON THE COVER
This electric charging station
is one of more than a dozen installed in and around Portland,
Ore. Distributed by Portland-based Shorepower Technologies and designed/engineered
by its R&D division, Synkro
Motive, each unit can charge
four vehicles at a time.
PhoTo courTesy oF shorePower
next issue: Building the Smart Electric Grid
Now that industry, technology and the federal government are
lining up to tackle this challenge, what’s needed in terms of policies,
standards and investment?
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The Future of
22 Getting to Transportation’s
By Michael Brylawski
How lightweighting, electrification and convergence are driving the
United States toward decarbonized mobility.
26 Plugging In Transportation
By Terry Penney and Howard Brown
Long the ruin of sustainable community efforts, the energy-hogging
transport sector finally has a viable green option in the coming fleet
of electric-drive vehicles.
30SOLAR TODAY INTERVIEWS CHRIS PAINE |
By Gina R. Johnson
The director of “Who Killed the Electric Car” talks about the electric
vehicle’s rebirth and why, for him, it begins and ends with solar energy.
34 GET STARTED | Fine-Tuning a Solar
By Richard Reis, P. E.
This landlord used data logging to adjust a solar water-heating system
for maximum energy savings.
37 CASE STUDY | The Net-Zero-Energy
By David Bolt
The solar remodeling of the author’s 1970s lake house began with a
mission: to reduce demand to 10 kilowatt-hours per day.
40 India Charts Course for
Renewable Energy Future
By Alexis Ringwald
Progressive policies on electricity infrastructure and climate change put
this giant economy on track for world leadership in renewables.