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Solar Works! In Seattle: Introduction to Solar Electric (PV)

Presentation slides from residential PV workshop. Also covers general solar resource assessment, siting and financial incentives.

Location:
Seattle, Washington
United States

Geographic Variation in Potential of Rooftop Residential Photovoltaic Electric Power Production in the United States

This paper describes a geographic evaluation of Zero Energy Home (ZEH) potential, specifically an assessment of residential roof-top solar electric photovoltaic (PV) performance around the United States and how energy produced would match up with very-efficient and super-efficient home designs. We performed annual simulations for 236 TMY2 data locations throughout the United States on two highly-efficient one-story 3-bedroom homes with a generic grid-tied solar electric 2kW PV system.

Disasters: Photovoltaics for Special Needs

This paper emphasizes on the needs to protect special needs people because of their health conditions and evaluates the approaches to prevent injury. Disaster resistant homes with a renewable energy source would reduce shelter efforts, emotional stress and recovery costs.

Location:
Florida
United States

Renewable Energy and Disaster-Resistant Buildings

The purpose of this paper is to minimize the destruction and disruption caused by natural disasters with implementation of disaster resistant buildings .This approaches uses the best energy efficient buildings, fortified to the latest codes and incorporative renewable energy systems. T

Location:
Florida
United States

The Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems

This guidebook is intended to be a roadmap for project planners and solar advocates who want to create their own successful Solarize campaigns. It describes the key elements of the Solarize Portland campaigns and variations from projects across the country, along with lessons learned and planning templates.

Location:
Portland, Oregon
United States

SolOpt Optimization Tool

SolOpt is a tool for optimizing and sizing rooftop photovoltaic and solar hot water system installations. The tool is currently in beta version and can be tested using the attached Excel spreadsheet. Note: When prompted to ‘Open,’ ‘Save,’ or ‘Cancel,’ select the ‘Save’ option for proper operation.

Solar Works in Seattle: Domestic Hot Water

Seattle's residential solar hot water workshop. Content also covers general solar resource assessment, siting, and financial incentives.

Location:
Seattle, Washington
United States

Solar Access: Recommendations for the City and County of Denver

This five-page report gives an overview of solar access and solar rights issues and recommends ordinances and enforcement mechanisms for the City of Denver.

Location:
Denver, Colorado
United States

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