VOLUME 23, NO. 6 JULY/AUGUST 2009 SOLARTODAY.ORG
The Solar Work Life
gina r. johnSon
Mary beth Mccabe
california center for SuStainable energy
26 A Day in the Solar Work Life
By Mary Beth McCabe, Seth Masia, Katrina Phruksukarn, Gina R. Johnson,
Preston Boone and Christina Panoska
Five professionals from different parts of the business describe
what it’s like to walk in their shoes on a typical workday.
34 SOLAR 2009: A Busy Success in Buffalo
By SOLAR TODAY staff
Thousands came to training, technical and policy sessions at the annual ASES
National Solar Conference.
36 GET STARTED | Gear Up for Your Solar Career
By Liz Merry
Know the photovoltaic industry fundamentals — and be ready when the right job
40 Can Incentives Sustain the Solar Boom?
By Larry Sherwood
Federal tax credits that fueled U.S. installations in 2008 are likely to help counter the
effects of the global recession in 2009.
42 CASE STUDY | Southern Hospitality
By Rick and Yoko Crume
At the nation’s first LEED Platinum-certified hotel, beautiful, sustainable design is the
key to profitable business.
ON THE COVER
Process Engineering Manager Tim Barry is
one of two engineers responsible for making
Abound Solar’s new automated production
line run smoothly. The line will produce a
70-watt photovoltaic panel every 30 seconds.
See “A Day in the Solar Work Life,” page 26.
Photo by Dan bihn.
Articles appearing in this magazine are indexed in Environmental Periodicals Bibliography and ArchiText Construction Index: afsonl.com.
Copyright © 2009 by the American Solar Energy Society Inc. All rights reserved.
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