Posts tagged: Colorado

Boulder Valley School District Shines in Solar-Powered Learning

Imagine a gymnasium filled with children eagerly raising their hands during a school-wide event celebrating new solar panels. That was the reality last month, with a giant room full of kids who were excited to answer the question, “How is electricity at your school produced?” We’re proud that in many of the schools in Boulder […]

Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction?

New study finds that west-facing panels are far superior for cutting peak demand. West-facing rooftop solar panels produced 49 percent more electricity during peak demand compared to south-facing panels, according to a new study from Pecan Street Research Institute. The research is the first of its kind to evaluate the energy production of solar panels […]

New solar panels on campus double CU-Boulder’s solar power production

A new array of solar panels installed at the University of Colorado Boulder has doubled solar power production on campus, providing clean energy for research facilities and other campus buildings. The 500-kilowatt system is capable of producing 725,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year, enough to power about 100 average-sized houses. The array is unique for […]

CSU’s Glass ‘Energy Chamber’ Seeks LEED Silver (via http://greenbuildingelements.com) Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft. Collins, Colorado hired architectural firm Studiotrope to design the expansion of the Morgan Library with a modern glass cube student study space. The University is requiring that a minimum LEED silver accreditation be attained. With the glass cube, this requirement… […]

New Green Building Products

Photovoltaic shingles, three new insulation products, high-performance windows and skylights, and HVAC register covers for duct tightness tests. Dow Building Solutions is selling thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules designed to be integrated with an asphalt shingle roof. Called Powerhouse Solar Shingles, the PV modules use thin-film (copper indium gallium selenide) cells made by Global Solar. Because […]