MERIT ORDER for Solar in High-Demand Periods on the Grid - 2012 Get the PDF
Responses to select audience questions on Feed-In-Tariffs from our February 4th 2010 event at Cooper Union. Get the PDF
Feed in Tariffs must have many tiers and frequent measuring stipulations. They do not work as a one shot deal. They need to be complex and offer the most undeveloped technologies more support. They are better than SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Credits). This is a NYSES produced paper available to you a no cost. Get the PDF
We have a number of FREE reprints available IN QUANTITY for distribution. Many are from Solar Today magazine. If you are doing an event, giving a talk, or have a good place to display them, contact us by mail, phone or email through this website contact. We will ship free. Canal Press, P.O. Box 252, Rosendale NY 12472. 845 658 9435.
If you see similar materials you think we could use, please let us know. If possible, send a copy.
The following are summaries of what we have available. Pages are generally 8.5” x 11” (letter size).
1. UTILITY SCALE SOLAR – TODAY by Brad Collins
- Solar Today Magazine (www.solartoday.org), July/August 2004, 4 pages
Covers solar thermal concentrators at Kramer Junction, California’s Mohave Desert: 354 megawatts of peak demand systems operating since 1991.
2. SUNNY SIDE UP by Claudia Deutch
- New York Times, 10/12/06, 2 pages
A summary of the ZERO COST PV systems available on commercial scale under power purchase agreements (PPA) in high rebate states like California, New Jersey and hopefully, New York.
3. GERMANY LAUNCHES ITS TRANSITION by Don Aitken
- Solar Today Magazine, March/April 2005, 4 pages
Germany has committed via government policy to 100% green power over the next few decades. It is a world solar leader in a marginal solar climate.
4. RAISING THE SOLAR ROOF by Steven Strong
- Solar Today Magazine, September/October 2006, 4 pages
A summary of the bright prospects for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), which are much more advanced in Europe.
5. ENERGY PERFORMANCE ON A BUDGET by Paul Kriescher
- Solar Today Magazine, September/October 2000, 4 pages
A designed new house in New Hampshire using solar thermal to heat the house, using 5% of the energy of the energy of a regular house. The building has many other good features, including super-insulation, passive solar and radiant heat. Has some data.
6. HEAT FROM THE EARTH by John Lynch
- Home Power Magazine #98, December 2003/January 2004, 7 pages (homepower.com)
A primer in ground source heat pumps for heating and cooling buildings. Has many illustrations plus data and contacts.
- Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium website (geoexchange.org), 8 pages
Commercial geothermal, advantages of large scale geothermal: zonability, reduced space requirements, lower roof loads, lower insurance with no combustion or combustibles on site.
8. GEOEXCHANGE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS: FASCINATING FACTS
- Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium website (geoexchange.org), 2 pages
Summary of advantages of ground source heat pumps.
9. GETTING DOWN TO ZERO by Kelly Green
- Geo Outlook Magazine, Vol. 3, #1, 4 pages
From the International Ground Source Heat Pump Assoc. (IGSHPA.OKSTATE.edu)
A partnership between builders and the U.S. Dept. of Energy is developing near zero energy houses. This piece cover new houses built in Oklahoma City, OK, using super insulation, PV and ground source heat pumps.
10. THE ENERGY OF HOT ROCK
- World Wide Drilling Resource Magazine, August 2007, 1 page.
Leading edge MIT research indicates deep earth crust heat can be pumped on utility scale for electricity production and process heat. Germany is commercial zoning this at 5 megawatts for electricity and district heating.
11. POWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND
- 2 _” X 11” paper stickers
12. BUILT GREEN AT COPPERSMITH WAY by R. Carter Scott
- Solar Today Magazine, September/October 2007, 4 pages.
A Massachusetts developer incorporates PV, ground source heat pumps, super-insulation, and many other green features leading the way for other developers.
13. NOTICE: COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, ETC. -- GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING ARE THE CHEAPEST FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND RETROFIT PROJECTS by Bob Freeston
- Orange Environment, 1 page.
Covers the Mid-Hudson region of New York. Seven colleges have systems and many commercial projects are going geothermal due to the economics. Has national contacts for geo information.
14. LARGE SCALE COMMERCIALIZATION OF GREEN POWER by Bob Freeston Orange Environment, 2 pages 8.5 x 14.
- Covers the big picture world wide of the fastest growing industry in the world—renewable energy.
15. WARM, RADIANT COMFORT IN THE SAND by Bob Ramlow
- Solar Today Magazine, November/December 2007, 4 pages.
200 tons of well-insulated sand provides the base for a well-tempered solar thermal house. Long term heat gains and radiant circulation add to the package.
16. A NEW CROP UPSTATE: ELECTRICITY FROM WINDMILLS
- New York Times, March 13, 2006, 1 page 8.5 x 14.
Farm incomes increased in the tug hill region New York State. Marginal dairy farms helped.
17. SILICON VALLEY TURNS FACE TO SUN by C. Pascal Zachary
- New York Times, February 17, 2008, 1 page.
Financing and R & D give big time support to the solar industry. “This is the biggest market Silicon Valley has ever looked at.”