Photovoltaics

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Design Inspiration for Solar Living From the 2013 Solar Decathlon Design Inspiration for Solar Living From the 2013 Solar Decathlon

Every year the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon inspires fresh thinking in solar design. Of the 20 projects entered in this year's competition, take a look at these four designs to see a good cross section of the wide variety of approaches taken. More

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Neil Kelly Co. Buys Mr. Sun Solar

Neil Kelly Co.†has acquired†Mr. Sun Solar, thus adding design, installation, and servicing of solar panels and solar energy products to the Portland, Ore.-based remodeler's portfolio of services. More

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Super Solar Cells Bring Greater Efficiency

Compared to traditional photovoltaic cells, new high-performance cells produce at greater than 30% efficiency. More

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Giving the Green Light: A Remodeler Uses His Own Home as a Green Test Case Giving the Green Light: A Remodeler Uses His Own Home as a Green Test Case

A remodeler uses his own home to train himself and his crew in specific green practices so he can better inform clients. More

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Off the Rack: CertainTeed Apollo Solar Roofing System Off the Rack: CertainTeed Apollo Solar Roofing System

At just 12 pounds, these solar roofing modules don't require structural reinforcement and stilll resist wind uplift. More

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Watershed Moment: 2011 Solar Decathlon Winners Watershed Moment: 2011 Solar Decathlon Winners

The University of Maryland won first place in the Solar Decathlon with its WaterShed house, which is designed to also help preserve watersheds. More

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Power Windows: High-Performance Photovoltaic Glass Units Power Windows: High-Performance Photovoltaic Glass Units

Pythagoras Solar's photovoltaic glass units combine low-E selective glass with integral PV cells and optics. More

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Best of the Year, Commercial Remodeling: Screen Saver

A commercial project in Tucson achieves a simple, functional design that packs in plenty of sustainable features and modern panache. More

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Researchers Develop Paint-on Solar Cells
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Efficiency on a Budget: Cost-Effective Energy Makeover Efficiency on a Budget: Cost-Effective Energy Makeover

Insulation, window upgrades, and solar panels lead the way for this condo homeowner's goal of an energy-efficient home. More

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