29 Mar '12, 9pm

Solar Thermal is Dead

Martin: My bid was a year ago and from ABS Alaskan, 907-452-2002, who does a lot of installations here. I don't recall the details, as I was more interested in knowing if our site was good for solar thermal and knew prices would change in 2 yrs. I just told the tech "Here is the spot, and there is South. 3 bdroom, 2 bath, 4 or 5 people. Estimate w/in a few hundred bucks is fine." From this link, I'd have to guess at which product, if any, was in the tech's head. http://www.absak.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/216_230 Their big focus is on domestic hot water, as we don't get a lot of sun when we need the heat the most. So, I have no idea what system we talked about back then, but whatever it was, it was $8K installed. As we get closer to build time, I will have to re-check all this. In the meantime, if anyone has any comments on what they feel I need, quality of this system, e...

Full article: http://greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/solar-...

Tweets

Dead Solar Thermal, Mainstream Green, Sustainab...

jetsongreen.com 26 Mar '12, 5am

Dead Solar Thermal, Mainstream Green, Sustainable Apartments, + Rental Efficiency By Preston on Mar. 24, 2012 | Topics: We...

Energy Nerd: Solar Thermal is Dead

greenbuildingadvisor.com 23 Mar '12, 9am

Solar thermal systems still make sense for off-grid homes. If you can get a two-collector solar thermal system installed f...

Cool!!! | 'Thermal cloak' to dissipate heat in ...

eetimes.com 28 Mar '12, 10pm

MANHASSET, NY -- A team of French researchers have found a way of isolating or cloaking objects from sources of heat by di...

The Future of Solar PV

The Future of Solar PV

solarfeeds.com 02 Apr '12, 1am

Solar PV is going up against some of the biggest industries in the energy market, such as: coal, natural gas, and oil. The...

Hundreds of dead fish found along Sungei Tampin...

todayonline.com 29 Mar '12, 9pm

SINGAPORE - Hundreds of dead fish, measuring 5cm long each and similar to the ones found earlier, were washed up ashore ye...

Indonesian police shoot dead 2 terror suspects

straitstimes.com 30 Mar '12, 7am

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police killed two suspected terrorists in a raid on the outskirts of Jakarta on Friday, a force...

Solar plane to attempt longest ever flight! #So...

eurekamagazine.co.uk 30 Mar '12, 8am

The Solar Impulse prototype plane is to make its longest ever journey this Spring, demonstrating the true potential for po...

How to make solar even more sustainable

How to make solar even more sustainable

greenbiz.com 28 Mar '12, 7am

Sure, solar power is greener than electricity from fossil fuel, but that doesn't guarantee that all solar panels are made ...

China to Have 3 GW of Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) by 2020

China to Have 3 GW of Concentrated Solar Therma...

cleantechnica.com 30 Mar '12, 3pm

The concentrated solar power (aka concentrating solar power) market will continue to grow, even in the midst of solar PV’s...

#Siemens wins second #solar receivers order for solar #power plant in #India (to be built in Andhra Pradesh):

#Siemens wins second #solar receivers order for...

siemens.com 28 Mar '12, 12pm

The Siemens UVAC 2010 receiver as a key component of a solar thermal power plant features extremely high solar absorption ...

India's Solar Excitement: Proceed with Caution via @reworld

India's Solar Excitement: Proceed with Caution ...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Mar '12, 1pm

India was ranked as having the world’s unhealthiest air pollution in a recent Yale study. And its overall environment fell...

Can Wind and Solar Compete Against Natural Gas?: The wind industry is not likely to save its production tax cr...

Can Wind and Solar Compete Against Natural Gas?...

greentechmedia.com 28 Mar '12, 4pm

The wind industry is not likely to save its production tax credit (PTC) in time to sustain continued growth into 2013. The...

Kyocera's PV Power Generation System | Solar Feeds

Kyocera's PV Power Generation System | Solar Feeds

solarfeeds.com 31 Mar '12, 6pm

If you want a little solar charger for your smartphone or a solar bulb that will help you in the backyard, then many of th...

Thermal Management Using PSoC 1 - Cypress Semic...

cypress.com 31 Mar '12, 6am

ALL CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO RE...

US Army base installs 3000 solar PV panels: The...

renewableenergyfocus.com 30 Mar '12, 8am

The 4-acre ground-mount solar PV system consisting of 3000 SCHOTT Solar PV panels, is expected to generate around 1 GWh of...