by Staff Writers
Stevensville MD (SPX) Mar 23, 2012
NEXUS EnergyHomes has installed the first sun-tracking solar device on the rooftop of a row house residence on Federal Hill in Baltimore. "With electricity prices reaching unprecedented rates, American home owners are demanding better energy choices," says NEXUS CEO and President, Paul Zanecki.
"This sun-tracker system is the first of its kind to offer higher performance results that make it that much easier to reach electric net-zero goals," he said.
The Dual-Panel Tracker (DPT) manufactured by Advanced Technology and Research Corp., which is based in Columbia, Md., consists of two 235 Watt solar panels attached to a sun-tracking mount affixed to the roof. An advanced GPS-controlled drive unit rotates the panels to follow the sun and capture 30 to 45 percent more energy than conventional fixed panels on a flat roof.
Rising Energy Costs Create Demand
Solar Lowers Electric Bills
Chirichella can expect to see a nearly 20 percent reduction in his electric bill with just the one dual-panel system installed so far. But he can add more at any time. Five such systems would allow him to achieve an electrical "net-zero" balance for his home-eliminating the electrical bill, and potentially offering him energy credits, that if unused, can be returned for use by the BGE utility grid.
Home to many tech professionals and earth-conscious progressives, Federal Hill residents are looking for ways to reduce their reliance on fossil-fuels, and live a greener, more cost-efficient lifestyle, while still enjoying the vital urban lifestyle Baltimore has to offer.
NEXUS is the winner of the EnergyValue Housing Award 2012 Builder of the Year, affirming the company's vision to lead the nation as a model for energy-efficient homebuilding. NEXUS was also awarded the EVHA New Homes Gold Award for Production in Moderate Climate.
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Cap and Trade Programs Do Not Provide Sufficient Incentives for Energy Technology Innovation
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2012
Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do not inherently provide incentives to induce the private sector to develop innovative technologies to address climate change, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, said author Margaret Taylor, a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) who conducted the study w ... read more
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