Solar Today Fall 2016 : Page 3
SOLARTODAY.ORG FALL 2016 ® VOLUME 30, NO. 4 SOLAR TODAY is published by the American Solar Energy Society, ases.org, the U.S. Section of the International Solar Energy Society 40 In every issue 4 17 32 56 67 From the Editor Community Solar Hub Good News You Can Use Inside ASES Ad Index Saint Lucian installation crew drill holes into the roof to attach racking on the Government House for a Solar Head of State project. 8 Clean Energy Pact in North America by Rona Fried, Ph.D. green business 52 ask the energy expert Looking at the World through One Lens by Scott Sklar 54 the trade by Mick Sagrillo Wind Doesn’t Work--or does it? 63 clean energy federal credit union update Progress on CEFCU by Amanda Bybee 2017 ASES SOLAR D EcAthLOn S OLAR 2, 9 AnD 63. Of S EE pAgES cOuRtESy imAgE c OvER . E nERgEticS jOinS 11 20 22 36 42 44 National Solar Tour Guide Find a local tour in your neighborhood, learn about PV warranties, and questions to ask an installer by American Solar Energy Society and contributers Why Low Oil Prices are Positive for the Solar Electric Industry by Bill Ellard Solar Thermal Energy: Why the Wait? by William T. Guiney The other white meat has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative Executive, State, and Private Sector actions to scale up solar and reduce energy bills by the White House Office of Press Secretary State of the Market Report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Two new Berkeley Lab studies find record low prices across all sectors Off Grid Living Fall Gratitude in an off grid strawbale church house by Leaf Running-rabbit SOLAR TODAY FALL 2016 3 Copyright © 2014 American Solar Energy Society. All rights reserved.