VOLUME 24, NO. 1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010 SOLARTODAY.ORG
RICHARD KING/U. S. DEPAR TMEN T OF ENERG Y SOLAR DECATHLON
Water Versus Energy:
How Solar Power Can Help
By Carey W. King and Michael E. Webber
Some forms of solar energy require little or no water for
cooling. They hold promise for resolving water conflicts in the
Solar Decathletes Shine
By Richard J. King
U. S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2009 breaks all
GET STARTED | Braisin’ in the Sun:
Turning Pro in Paonia
By Seth Masia
Want a solar job? There’s no substitute for hands-on rooftop
experience. Get it in a world-class training course.
SE TH MASIA
CASE STUDY | Retrofit for
Zero Net Energy
By Eric Doub, Ryann Anderson and Peter Doyle
How a Colorado family upgraded a 36-year-old ranch home
to energy sustainability.
next issue: Investing in Solar as a Community
For those who lack the roofs or resources to install their own solar
systems, community solar projects offer the opportunity to benefit as a group. But community solar today is limited to customers
of municipal utilities. What policy solutions might help overcome
ON THE COVER: Installers from the Santa Cruz, Calif., office of
Real Goods Solar installed five photovoltaic arrays totaling 153
kilowatts at the Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, Calif.,
in 2008. Photographed, clockwise from top left: Wil Mundy
(ball cap), Scott Kunkel, Liam Ryan (standing with panel), Eric
Johnson (kneeling, cap) and Wil Mundy (camo hat). Safety gear
was digitally added. PHOTOS BY DAN BIHN, ILLUSTRATION BY ALLISON GRAY
AND JASON REID.
ECOFU TIRES INC.
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