More stories about Photovoltaics

  • Form Meets Function in Solar Homes

    On October 12, 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched the 2007 Solar Decathlon student competition on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the nine-day event, the public is invited to tour 20 solar-powered houses in the competition's Solar Village.

  • place holder

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  • big and green

    green building is booming, but until homeowners are ready to embrace the less-is-more attitude can big and green peacefully coexist?

  • growing green

    Everyone agrees that environmentally sound building materials and methods are quickly drifting toward the architectural mainstream. Google the term “green building,” and a long list of trade shows and directories pops up. But while items such as flyash co

  • prodigal sun

    Architects David Arkin, AIA, and Anni Tilt installed a solar system on their northern California home eight years ago, and judging from the results they've seen, there's little doubt they would do it again.

  • Hall of Fame: Sim Van der Ryn

    Decades after the first Earth Day thrust the environment into our nation's collective consciousness, the green building movement has just begun to gel. Although sustainable design is still a hard sell—and represents just a sliver of the housing market—it has come a long way since its origins in the...

  • solar flair

    It's easy enough to slap solar panels onto a roof, but integrating them into a graceful residential design is a tougher assignment.

  • regeneration now

    Two architecture firms joined forces to create a winning entry in the Green Building Design Competition for New York City. The Regenerative Row House, which won first place in the single-family houses category, is the brainchild of Studio 27 Architecture and Inscape Studio, both of Washington, D.C.