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Los Angeles Mandates Cool Roofs

December 20th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on ThinkProgress. By Ari Phillips. On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a building code update that will [&hellip

Solar PV Panel Shading, a New Consideration for ROI?

July 26th, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

One of the essential questions we ask with solar PV installation is "what will the return on the investment (ROI) be?" Many considerations are used to calculate a result. Researchers at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, under the direction of professor for environmental engineering Jan Kleissl, have recently provided us with yet another consideration to incorporate into these equations -- the energy efficiency benefit of solar panel shade. Using a thermal infrared camera, they were able to calculate the value of solar panel roof shading

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