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More stories about Photovoltaics

  • JLC Extra: Solar Cargo Trailer

    This schematic shows how to wire the trailer-mounted photovoltaic power system described in July’s Backfill article.

  • Green Building: Island Solar

    At South Mountain, a 100% worker-owned remodeling firm on Martha's Vineyard, employee-owner Phil Forest has discovered that venturing into renewables — including energy audits, solar electric panels, solar water heaters, and wind-turbine generators — fills a niche in the building business that is...

  • The View From Above

    In its few years of existence, the virtual globe program Google Earth — which allows anyone with Internet access and a personal computer to zoom in on recent satellite images of almost any point on the earth's surface — has attracted millions of enthusiastic users.

  • Water + Life Campus

    Lehrer, principal of Los Angeles–based Lehrer Architects, joined forces with architect Mark Gangi and his brother, developer/ construction manager Frank Gangi, in a design/build partnership that came together specifically to work on the Diamond Valley Lake museums.

  • On The Circuit Boards

    It's taken until the last decade for LEDs to develop to the point where architects can exploit their technological and aesthetic advantages at a large scale.

  • Ambitious Green Projects Focus on Basics

    The gleaming new solar panels on Trolley Square send a clear message to passers-by that this new affordable mid-rise project is a green building designed to use less energy than conventional construction.

  • Go-Ahead to Study PV Use

    The Electrical Contracting Foundation has recognized a need to better understand the photovoltaic (PV) market, and has voted to fund a study of the technology. In addition, the foundation has noted that the increasing application of PV systems is 'sparking turf wars among various building trades.'

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