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More stories about Photovoltaics

  • Working On a SIPs Roof

    A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof.

  • Innovative Products 2009

    A roundup of tools and materials found on the floor at JLC Live in Providence, R.I .

  • The Meaning of Light

    Lighting designer Chad Groshart brings light and power to remote villages in Nepal

  • Using Energy Credits

    Incorporating solar panels at housing tax credit properties offers many valuable benefits

  • Products

    Anti-sweat valve for toilets; cold-weather spray foam; solar-powered dimmer for tubular skylights; standard-width high-performance range; faux slate roofing; more

  • Solar Makes Sense

    Developers could learn a lot from communities like Franklin Hill in Dorchester, Mass. Local affordable housing developer Trinity Financial and the Boston Housing Authority are planning to install an array of solar panels with a cost of more than $1 million on Franklin Hill's 152-unit second phase...

  • Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting

    From very simple residential steplight systems to serious major lighting installations, there are a number of products designed for grid-free installations.

  • Green Lite

    Victorville, Calif.—Solar panels aren’t easy to spot at La Mirage, a new apartment community here. The array is tucked out of sight on the roofs of the carports that ring the property.

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    LAFAYETTE, COLO. Nothing says “green building” like $1 million in solar panels. It’s impossible to miss the panels at Eagle Place Townhomes.

  • Solar Cargo Trailer

    Paul Bias, a green builder in Arcata, Calif., frequently works on sites where it’s difficult to get temporary power. Rather than use a generator — which is loud and dirty and easy to steal — he powers his tools with energy from the sun.