VOLUME 25, NO. 5 JUNE 2011 SOLARTODAY.ORG ®
COMING IN JULY/AUGUST:
• A Day in the Solar Work Life
• The Year in Solar Installations
• A Net-Zero-Energy House in Chicago
• SOLAR 2011 Review
• New Products Preview: Intersolar North America
ON THE COVER: Mainstream electric vehicles from General
Motors and Nissan are rolling out of dealer showrooms, with
more plug-ins due from Ford and Mitsubishi by year’s end. Plug In
America President Daniel Davids offers advice for municipalities and
businesses planning public recharging stations. Story on page 28.
PHOTO OF TESLA MODEL S COURTESY OF TESLA MOTORS.
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Articles appearing in this magazine are indexed in Environmental Periodicals Bibliography and ArchiText Construction Index: afsonl.com.
28 Electric Vehicle-Charging
Infrastructure: Best Practices
and Lessons Learned
By Daniel Davids
As cities plan for charging EVs, Plug In America has some
advice based on long experience.
32 Fourth Annual
Efficient Cars Roundup
By Seth Masia
EVs and plug-in hybrids arrive, as hybrids go mainstream
and gasoline prices go through the roof.
40 CASE STUDY | By Rob Stout
Net-Zero-Energy, Taos Style
Solar energy provides virtually all the needs for this
New Mexico house.
44 Making the Case
for Renewable Energy
By Douglas A. Ruley and Sky Stanfield
Greenhouse gas regulation and litigation offer clean energy
interests the chance to argue for a level playing ground.
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