Building Technology, Clean Grid Technology, Renewables, Whole Building

ACEEE Summer Study: Hybrid Smart-BIPV Windows

9 May , 2018  

Optimizing the Use of Smart Windows and BIPV to Achieve Net Zero Written by Jim Paull, ERS, May 9, 2018. Windows present an opportunity to reduce electrical consumption in buildings by producing power with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) or by reducing air-conditioning loads with solar heat gain control. Taking advantage of windows is especially important in […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

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

5 Oct , 2016  

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 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Concentrated Solar Power: The Next Big Power Source

30 Jun , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, June 30, 2015. Image credit: 44833 Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) is often seen as the smaller, less affordable option to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, due in part to the sudden affordability of the latter. However, experts are now hawking CSP as the next big power source because of its ability to […]

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