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VOLume 26, NO. 3 May 2012
Playing the Angles for
By Norbert M. Lechner
Solar geometry provides the tools for effective
passive solar heating, shading and daylighting.
Thermal energy storage stores excess
solar heat to extend the operating hours for
concentrating solar power. Is it also the answer
for increasing the grid value of electricity from
wind and photovoltaics?
The Thermal Energy
By Zhiwen Ma, Greg C. Glatzmaier
and Chuck Kutscher
jere My wolD
A Utah couple builds their dream house,
which incorporates the core goals of Passive
House design — low energy use, thermal
comfort and excellent indoor air quality.
The Breezeway House:
Passive House Comes to
Salt Lake City
By Dave Brach AIA, CPHC
Distributed renewable energy generation is
creating an exciting shift in the utility business.
Valuing the Opportunity
of Solar Distributed
By Phil Smithers
Energy 182 million Btu
Water 41,466 gallons
Greenhouse Gases 13. 4 tons
Solid Waste 11. 4 tons
SOLAR TODAY is printed with vegetable ink on paper containing
100 percent post-consumer waste. The paper is produced at a
biomass-powered mill. This issue saves:
ON THE COVER: The 300-kilowatt array
on the south roof of the Colorado Convention Center uses 1,310 230-watt SunPower
modules feeding three SatCon three-phase
inverters. Installed in 2008 by Namasté
Solar, it provides 14 percent of the building’s
electricity year-round, and up to 23 percent
during air-conditioning season. Photo courtesy
of NaMasté solar.
COMING IN JUNE:
• transportation special:
eVs and solar racing
• Norbert lechner on Daylighting
• Deep energy retrofit
• PV: calculating energy Payback
• solar adoption in hawaii
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