Solar http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/17091/more en Universitá Degli Studi di Roma TRE Wins Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 http://contractormag.com/solar/universit-degli-studi-di-roma-tre-wins-solar-decathlon-europe-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">VERSAILLES, FRANCE — The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Team Rhome from Universitá Degli Studi di Roma TRE has won the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. The team’s Rhome for Dencity house received first place overall in the final award ceremony of the competition in mid-July in Versailles, France.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/universit-degli-studi-di-roma-tre-wins-solar-decathlon-europe-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/universit-degli-studi-di-roma-tre-wins-solar-decathlon-europe-2014#comments Solar Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 35241 at http://contractormag.com <p>Winner of Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 is the Universit&aacute; Degli Studi di Roma TRE for its Rhome for Dencity house.</p> Solar Decathlon Europe /jflakes.com ICC announces that its two solar thermal standards are out for comment http://contractormag.com/solar/icc-announces-its-two-solar-thermal-standards-are-out-comment <div class="node-body article-body">WASHINGTON — The International Code Council has announced that its two solar thermal standards are out for public comment. ICC is working on separate standard for solar collectors and for solar thermal systems. The first drafts of the ICC 900/SRCC 300 Solar Thermal Systems and ICC 901/SRCC 100 Solar Thermal Collectors Draft Standards have been published for comments and all public comments are due by August 11, 2014. Interested stakeholders are invited to review the drafts and offer comments on each. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/icc-announces-its-two-solar-thermal-standards-are-out-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/icc-announces-its-two-solar-thermal-standards-are-out-comment#comments Solar Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:11:00 +0000 34551 at http://contractormag.com Commerce Department again says Chinese are dumping solar panels http://contractormag.com/solar/commerce-department-again-says-chinese-are-dumping-solar-panels <div class="node-body article-body">WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary finding that Chinese manufacturers of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panels are being illegally subsidized by the Chinese government and dumped in the United States. Commerce announced its preliminary determination June 3, 2014, and said it will issue a final determination if Chinese solar panels should be subject to import duties by mid-August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/commerce-department-again-says-chinese-are-dumping-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/commerce-department-again-says-chinese-are-dumping-solar-panels#comments Solar Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:17:00 +0000 34051 at http://contractormag.com You'll have to get into solar to retain market share http://contractormag.com/solar/youll-have-get-solar-retain-market-share <div class="node-body article-body">A new McKinsey & Co. article, "The disruptive potential of solar power," points out that global solar installations have continued to increase by 50% a year, even while the technology is getting hit hard by cheap natural gas, an end of subsidies from governments, the financial crisis, and the flood of cheap photovoltaic panels from China that bankrupted a number of panel manufacturers. The technology, McKinsey & Co. says, will be disruptive, especially for electric utilities.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/youll-have-get-solar-retain-market-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/youll-have-get-solar-retain-market-share#comments Solar Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:04:00 +0000 32341 at http://contractormag.com <p>Building integrated solar.</p> Photo via www.thegreeneconomy.com DOE Announces Solar Decathlon 2015 Collegiate Teams and Location http://contractormag.com/solar/doe-announces-solar-decathlon-2015-collegiate-teams-and-location-0 <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy on Feb. 13 announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/doe-announces-solar-decathlon-2015-collegiate-teams-and-location-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/doe-announces-solar-decathlon-2015-collegiate-teams-and-location-0#comments Solar Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:51:00 +0000 30781 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Stanford house from the 2013 Solar Decathlon.</p> Affordable Net Zero http://contractormag.com/green/affordable-net-zero <div class="field-byline"> Neal Lorenzi </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Zero Home is the first to be built in the U.S. in demanding Climate Zone 5. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Zero Home, built in Herriman, a suburb of Salt Lake City, reportedly is the first of its kind priced for average buyers, not the super-rich. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/affordable-net-zero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/affordable-net-zero#comments Solar Green Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:49:00 +0000 29631 at http://contractormag.com IAPMO R&T announces new ANSI standard for solar heating systems http://contractormag.com/solar/iapmo-rt-announces-new-ansi-standard-solar-heating-systems <div class="node-body article-body">ONTARIO, CALIF. — IAPMO R&T, a leading developer of standards for the plumbing, mechanical and solar industries, announced that the new standard IAPMO/ANSI S1001.1, Design and Installation of Solar Water Heating Systems, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/iapmo-rt-announces-new-ansi-standard-solar-heating-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/iapmo-rt-announces-new-ansi-standard-solar-heating-systems#comments Solar Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:35:00 +0000 28701 at http://contractormag.com A first-class, hands on learning experience at Bradford White’s iTEC http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/first-class-hands-learning-experience-bradford-white-s-itec <div class="node-body article-body">MIDDLEVILLE, MICH. — Featuring a 5-million BTU capacity “live-fire” training lab with 10 working stations for live demonstrations and a hands-on learning experience, Bradford White’s International Technical Excellence Center ( iTEC) offers contractors, reps, wholesalers, engineers, etc., a first-class, hands-on learning experience. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/first-class-hands-learning-experience-bradford-white-s-itec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/first-class-hands-learning-experience-bradford-white-s-itec#comments Geothermal Training Opportunities Solar Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:41:00 +0000 28681 at http://contractormag.com Grainger opens Illinois-based USGBC LEED Platinum distribution center http://contractormag.com/solar/grainger-opens-illinois-based-usgbc-leed-platinum-distribution-center <div class="node-body article-body">MINOOKA, ILL. — Grainger is making great strides in becoming a more sustainable company with construction of its own facilities. This is a reflection of the company’s business model in that Grainger’s commitment to sustainability extends to its offerings, as the company brings innovative products and solutions to its customers, helping them with “green” facility management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/grainger-opens-illinois-based-usgbc-leed-platinum-distribution-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/grainger-opens-illinois-based-usgbc-leed-platinum-distribution-center#comments Solar Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:17:00 +0000 28661 at http://contractormag.com MREA opens registration for solar thermal, wind classes http://contractormag.com/solar/mrea-opens-registration-solar-thermal-wind-classes <div class="node-body article-body">CUSTER, WIS. — The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has been educating consumers and renewable energy industry professionals for over two decades, and that tradition continues. MREA has announced that its course calendar for January - June 2014 is live on its website and registration is now open. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/mrea-opens-registration-solar-thermal-wind-classes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/mrea-opens-registration-solar-thermal-wind-classes#comments Solar Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:18:00 +0000 28351 at http://contractormag.com <p> Solar collectors on the Old Colony residential project.</p> <p> Solar collectors on the Old Colony residential project.</p>