Solar http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/17091/more en Delta force: team makes company HQ a green technology showcase http://contractormag.com/solar/delta-force-team-makes-company-hq-green-technology-showcase <div class="field-byline"> Christopher King </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The resulting state-of-the-art building features a geothermal heating & cooling system with bi-directional radiant tubing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/delta-force-team-makes-company-hq-green-technology-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/delta-force-team-makes-company-hq-green-technology-showcase#comments Commercial Plumbing Solar Registered User Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:13:00 +0000 413671 at http://contractormag.com RPA applauds bill extending solar tax credit http://contractormag.com/solar/rpa-applauds-bill-extending-solar-tax-credit <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate today passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, which includes extending tax credits for renewable energy technologies, including solar water heating and photovoltaics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/rpa-applauds-bill-extending-solar-tax-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/rpa-applauds-bill-extending-solar-tax-credit#comments Solar Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:02:00 +0000 413271 at http://contractormag.com 2015 Solar/Hydronics Code offers uniformity http://contractormag.com/codes/2015-solarhydronics-code-offers-uniformity <div class="node-body article-body">In response to a growing interest in residential and commercial solar energy systems, IAPMO first developed and published the Uniform Solar Energy Code in 1976.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/2015-solarhydronics-code-offers-uniformity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/2015-solarhydronics-code-offers-uniformity#comments Codes Solar Hydronics Registered User Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:34:00 +0000 412991 at http://contractormag.com <p>Rooftop-mounted solar water heater.</p> Antonis Liokouras/iStock/Thinkstock There’s a new codebook in town http://contractormag.com/eatherton/there-s-new-codebook-town <div class="node-body article-body">I’d like to take a short break from our regular programming to introduce you to the new codebook, the Uniform Solar Energy Hydronics Code (USEHC). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/there-s-new-codebook-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/there-s-new-codebook-town#comments Codes Solar Eatherton Registered User Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:42:00 +0000 412271 at http://contractormag.com UT-Austin Nexushaus at the 2015 Solar Decathlon http://contractormag.com/solar/ut-austin-nexushaus-2015-solar-decathlon <div class="node-body video-body">University of Texas at Austin mechanical engineer Charles Upshaw tells Contractor about the mechanical system he designed for his school's entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/ut-austin-nexushaus-2015-solar-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/ut-austin-nexushaus-2015-solar-decathlon#comments Video Solar Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:45:00 +0000 411961 at http://contractormag.com Stevens Institute wins architecture and communications contests at Solar Decathlon http://contractormag.com/solar/stevens-institute-wins-architecture-and-communications-contests-solar-decathlon <div class="node-body article-body">Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, NJ, took first place in both highly competitive Architecture and Communications Contests at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/stevens-institute-wins-architecture-and-communications-contests-solar-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/stevens-institute-wins-architecture-and-communications-contests-solar-decathlon#comments Solar Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:11:00 +0000 411881 at http://contractormag.com <p>Paul Ahn of Stevens Institute of Technology leads a team cheer onstage at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, Sunday October 18, 2015, at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California.</p> Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.C, Davis, Mass/Central America, Stevens Institute winners in Solar Decathlon http://contractormag.com/solar/uc-davis-masscentral-america-stevens-institute-winners-solar-decathlon <div class="field-deck"> Solar Decathlon will be open to the public through Sunday, October 18 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Solar Decathlon involves 10 contests – each worth 100 points – that evaluate affordability, market appeal, architecture, engineering, communications, comfort, appliances, and the level of energy produced versus energy consumed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/uc-davis-masscentral-america-stevens-institute-winners-solar-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/uc-davis-masscentral-america-stevens-institute-winners-solar-decathlon#comments Solar Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:57:00 +0000 411831 at http://contractormag.com New solar still may help bring drinking water to the developing world http://contractormag.com/solar/new-solar-still-may-help-bring-drinking-water-developing-world <div class="node-body article-body">WaterStillar, a Danish-owned technology company, has created a new kind of solar still that can purify thousands of liters of water a day. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/new-solar-still-may-help-bring-drinking-water-developing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/new-solar-still-may-help-bring-drinking-water-developing-world#comments Solar Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:41:00 +0000 411411 at http://contractormag.com WaterStiller "Solar Sunflower" to combine photovoltaic, solar thermal power http://contractormag.com/solar/solar-sunflower-combine-photovoltaic-solar-thermal-power <div class="node-body article-body">A combination of various existing technologies is used to produce a versatile, highly efficient solar system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/solar-sunflower-combine-photovoltaic-solar-thermal-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/solar-sunflower-combine-photovoltaic-solar-thermal-power#comments Solar Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:12:00 +0000 410551 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock IAPMO R&T announces new American national standard for solar heating systems http://contractormag.com/solar/iapmo-rt-announces-new-american-national-standard-solar-heating-systems <div class="node-body article-body">IAPMO R&T is pleased to announce that new standard IAPMO/ANSI S1001.4, Energy Production Rating of Solar Heating Collectors, has been designated an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/iapmo-rt-announces-new-american-national-standard-solar-heating-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/iapmo-rt-announces-new-american-national-standard-solar-heating-systems#comments Solar Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:53:00 +0000 409841 at http://contractormag.com