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Solar PV Installation Documentation

Started by Joe O'Connor. Last reply by 16h5xdwjthjv8 Mar 22, 2018. 3 Replies

How many engineers out there are doing system design, energy production analysis, single line drawings, wind load calculations, etc..? I have been doing a lot of wind loading calculations and system…Continue

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International Summit on Sustainable Energies

Started by Cathy Mathew Jul 19, 2017. 0 Replies

Hello all !!We are organizing an international conference "International Summit on Sustainable Energies", which is going to be held at Orlando, Florida on Oct 23-24, 2017.If any one interested to…Continue

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Solar Engineers,Where are you? Help a Brother out.

Started by Ovis Frank Oct 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Good afternoon,I want an experience Electrical Engineer who is into Solar Design for buildings to give me some mentoring.Thanks.Continue


Started by vicky kumar Aug 31, 2015. 0 Replies

respected sir/mam i am a mechnical engg student in final year now please suggest me about solar energy projects of low cost my mail( thanking you.Continue

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Comment by Kathie Zipp on April 7, 2011 at 10:31am
Hey guys I'm moderating a free webinar on solar site assessment next Wednesday. You should come check it out!
Comment by Kathie Zipp on April 6, 2011 at 6:29am Solar thin films provide a path to grid parity: check out our new thin-film feature on Solarpower Engineering
Comment by Kathie Zipp on March 29, 2011 at 9:17am
Here's a really interesting tid bit about how the government affects the cost of energy
Comment by Kathie Zipp on March 24, 2011 at 1:33pm
Comment by Kathie Zipp on March 14, 2011 at 9:36am
Went to the renewable energy world conference in Tampa last week. Check out my show recap if you missed it!
Comment by Kathie Zipp on February 22, 2011 at 8:20am

This is pretty cool. Ionomer-based encapsulants in a roll up form for solar

Comment by Kathie Zipp on January 25, 2011 at 10:10am
Haha Paul clever! Thanks for your opinion. Guess we'll have to see where this PV goes!
Comment by Paul Passarelli on January 25, 2011 at 10:02am

Hi Kathy,


{read this in the voice of Ringo Starr}    "I've got a h'ole in me window."


I couldn't help it!  I suffer from these devilish comic thoughts --

Imagine taking a cartoon-ish cutout of the material and plastering it up on a store window... It would look like a jagged sharp edges break in the glass.


If the film is *both* durable & cheap it could have a multitude of applications. 

If it is _either_ expensive or fragile then it's a laboratory curiosity.


The Light is Green!

Comment by Kathie Zipp on January 25, 2011 at 8:35am
Looks like researchers are developing new solar film based on the structure of moth eyes. Who woulda thunk?
Comment by Robert Lockhart on January 24, 2011 at 3:46pm

Hi Paul,

You are right, thin film is certainly less efficient per square foot and my first choice for my own home is a nice 245 watt monocrystalline module; but the technology that is right for me, may not be right for someone else.  If aesthetics, weight limitations or shade issues are primary concerns in the application, Uni-Solar may be the right solution.  It really depends on the situation.  I am not associated with Uni-Solar in any way - just thought Lance was looking for an aesthetic solution, and Uni-Solar has been out in the field for several years now and seems to be performing as advertised.

Rob, Tavac Energy


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