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Thinking of Going Solar? Solar PV – Paintbrushes and the Poop

Thinking of Going Solar? Solar PV – Paintbrushes and the Poop

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits When inspecting solar photovoltaic (PV) systems we often encounter the typical problems such as excess shading from trees, loose wires, and module or cell physical damage. During a recent evaluation we discovered something unusual that provides an interesting opportunity to consider the effects of partial shading on PV panels –

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Builders are Committing to Net Zero Energy Homes

HOW BUILDERS ARE MEETING THE CALL FOR NET ZERO ENERGY HOMES Builder, November 9, 2016 With energy codes becoming more stringent in many states, Myers and Thrive are at the vanguard of a growing group of regional and national production builders who are building highly efficient, zero energy ready homes—meaning they’re wired for photovoltaic panels,

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What’s the Real Outlook for Solar PV in Massachusetts?

Manuel A. Fontan, ERS, for Zondits Solar photovoltaic (PV) power is understandably a hot topic in Massachusetts. This kind of energy has a favorable market outlook, along with other renewable sources and efficiency measures, as cities look toward smarter and cleaner power and in many cases compliance with optimistic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards such


Australia’s Z-Net Blueprint

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, October 7, 2015. Image credit: suzanne chapman The Australian town of Uralla is taking the direct approach – aiming for a 100% renewable energy town. The town of 6,000-plus will use proven energy reduction strategies to minimize their energy needs, then bring on as much on-site power as they can. A 20%