Solar PV

The U.S. Solar industry achieved another record year in 2014, growing by 34% over 2013 to install nearly 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity. Within the photovoltaic (PV) sector, over 6,200 MW of capacity was installed, led by the residential and utility segments, which grew by 51% and 38%, respectively. The concentrating solar power segment enjoyed its largest year ever with 767 MW of capacity installed. Together, the solar industry istalled 32% of all new electricity generating capacity in the U.S. – second only to natural gas. This growth is expected to continue, with an additional 20,000 MW of solar capacity projected over the next two years.

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Tour Solar Technologies Without Leaving Your Home

We’ll tour solar technologies used in both commercial and residential applications across North America in this free, 42-minute lecture.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the visual appearance of specific solar technologies
2. Differentiate between solar technologies
3. Identify specific applications for solar heating technologies
4. Discuss climate considerations for solar heating systems

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Site Assessment for Solar Hot Water Heating Systems

Without a proper site assessment, you may be putting your solar thermal system at risk for poor performance…

This piece originally appeared in Home Power Magazine | Vaughan Woodruff, 2/2014
It is a fairly common occurrence for a solar professional to hear from a potential client, “We get tons of sun,” or “Our roof faces due south,” and then […]

15% off Registration for Greentech Media Solar Conferences!

Get ready for 3 days of panel discussions, networking and lectures from industry leaders in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona!

Greentech Media Events invites HeatSpring readers and students to register for S3: Solar Software Summit and Solar Summit 2016 with a special discount code.

S3: Solar Software Summit 
Introducing Greentech Media’s first software focused conference, S3: the Solar Software Summit. Join GTM along with […]

Free Lecture: Renewable Energy for the Developing World

What is renewable energy? What is the developing world? How do these concepts relate? Expert instructor Ian Woofenden explains…
Renewable energy (RE) technologies have broad application in the “developing world”, or rural countries and areas that have less technology and infrastructure. In fact, bringing RE to poorer and more remote places can leap-frog technology that we have come […]

60 speakers, 16 sessions, 29 lectures and 9 panels: Solar Asset Management North America 2016

For the third year in a row, there’s only one place where you can learn everything you need to know to mitigate risk and maximize financial returns on your PV assets: Solar Asset Management North America. The world’s largest event on solar asset management takes place in San Francisco March 16th and 17th.

More than 400 […]