Posts Tagged: Solar

December 6, 2017 · Fellows By Hannah Capshaw, CU Boulder MENV Candidate / Chief of Staff and Energy Fellow, Dream Tank As I started my graduate career at CU Boulder’s Masters of the Environment (MENV) program this past fall, I had a broad, yet shallow, range of experiences under my belt as the youngest person… Read More

Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, watched over by the iconic Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado is a 21st century hub for forward thinking technologies and lifestyles. The city is committed to environmental stewardship as evidenced by its innovative solutions to climate change and its commitment to creating a healthier, more resilient and prosperous community…. Read More

The benefits of a tracker solar system: on and off the grid Tracking solar arrays are a beautiful thing to behold; like sunflowers they optimize their energy absorption by following the path of the sun throughout the day. Trackers come in two basic designs: single and dual axis. The latter type maintains perfect perpendicular orientation… Read More

Our civilization is imprinted with the modern infrastructure and technology necessary for our modern lives: buildings that we live and work in; roads and refineries for our transportation; power plants and the grid for our electricity, etc. From our kitchen gadgets to our communication devices to our vehicles, we are constantly surrounded by technology. And… Read More

PV4EV! Photovoltaic Electric Systems are the ideal match for electric vehicle owners seeking a low-cost and low-impact lifestyle.  Get your solar on! The electric cars (EV = electric vehicle) are coming! Fact is, they’re very much here. In 2014 at least thirteen new electric car models came to market in the United States; 22 EV… Read More

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, a south-facing roof is best for solar panels (in the northern hemisphere). However, east-facing and west-facing roofs might make sense, financially, depending on the average number of peak sun hours per day in your locations, as well as the state-specific incentives you will be able to take advantage of…. Read More