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Energy Efficiency: Is It The Real Deal?

Energy Efficiency: Is It The Real Deal?

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), peak electric loads in the U.S. are 20,800 MW lower than they would be without utility energy efficiency programs[1].  If it is correct it represents perhaps 100 power plants that did not need built that would have otherwise been required.  Similarly, the EIA data shows that electric usage

Solar Site Assessment Tool

File under: Yeah, there’s an app for that. I received an e-mail from Andrew about a Solar Site Assessment app for 3G iPhones.  I’ll let him tell the story: Ilive in Vancouver, BC, when evaluating my own home for a solarinstallation I discovered a gap in the solar tools market. I have a lotof trees

3TIER Introduces New Line Of Solar Assessment Tools

Seattle-based 3TIER has unveileda new suite of solar assessment products designed to give utility-scaledevelopers a higher degree of certainty in the availability of solarresources and a more complete picture of the production potential oftheir projects. The products provide a 10+ year irradiance dataset, calibrated to observational data if available, and include a windand temperature climatology