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Sacramento Ordinance to Waive Fees for Solar Hot Water

An ordinance suspending for the calendar years 2007-2009 all fees related to installations of solar water heaters on existing residences.

Location:
Sacramento, California
United States

Sacramento Ordinance to Waive Aolar PV Fees

This is an ordinance by the city of Sacramento to suspend for the calendar years 2007-2009 all fees related to installation of photovoltaic systems on existing residences.

Location:
Sacramento, California
United States

Side-by-Side Testing of Water Heating Systems: Results from the 2009-2010 Evaluation

The performance of seven differing types of residential water heating systems was compared in a side-by-side test configuration over a full year period. The Hot Water System Laboratory (HWS Lab) test facility at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, FL was used for the tests. Simultaneous hot water draws occur on a daily basis for the following hot water heating systems at the HWS facility with the evaluation of two draw profiles:

Location:
Florida
United States

Deed Restrictions for Solar

This report summarizes the efforts made to address Task 3 - Examples of Residential Deed Restrictions Allowing Solar. The focus of the study is on communities surrounding Houston, Texas.

Performance Assessment of Photovoltaic Attic Ventilator Fans

A case study of photovoltaic attic ventilator fans was conducted on an occupied single family home in Central Florida. Two fans were installed at mid-summer in an instrumented home where attic air temperature, meteorological conditions and space cooling electric power were measured. The home already had an attic radiant barrier, but still experienced attic air temperatures in excess of 130oF.

Location:
Florida
United States

Recommendations for Maximizing Battery Life in Photovoltaic Systems: A Review of Lessons Learned

Notes, observations and recommendations about the use of batteries in small stand-alone photovoltaic system drawn from over a decade of research at FSEC. The most critical findings were battery life and the importance of an adequate PV array-to-load ratio.

National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce

The National Solar Jobs Census 2010 is the first attempt to quantify the current employment and projected growth of the United States solar industry and is based on a statistically valid sampling of employers throughout the nation. The rapid increase of solar energy generation has warranted a credible study that examines the size and scope of the industry that until now, has been lacking.

Credentialing: Whats in a Name? A Lot

This article discusses the various types of credentials for solar installers, and clears up misunderstandings of the terms certification, certificate, accreditation, and licensure.

Portland's Commercial Solar Permitting Guide

This program guide outlines the application and review procedures for obtaining the necessary permits to install a solar energy system on a new or existing commercial building.

Location:
Portland, Oregon
United States

Portland's Residential Solar Permitting Guide

This program guide outlines the application and review procedures for obtaining the necessary permit(s) to install a solar energy system for a new or existing residential building. The guide also describes what system siting or design elements may trigger the need for additional plan review.

Location:
Portland, Oregon
United States

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