Westinghouse Solar White Papers
November 2010 – A Westinghouse Solar White Paper
Energy efficiency and solar energy generation can effectively reduce—and in many cases virtually eliminate—residential energy bills. However, factors such as climate, age of the home and utility rates all dramatically affect the relative economic benefits of these measures. This paper examines the tradeoffs between energy efficiency retrofits and solar energy generation systems for homeowners throughout the U.S., and proposes solutions to encourage investments by homeowners that make good economic sense for their particular situations.
Februrary 2009 – An Andalay Solar White Paper
This paper introduces Andalay AC, the first fully plug-and-play AC solar power system. It discusses how Andalay AC is the only rooftop system to take advantage of mainstream home AC electrical wiring standards, doing away with the need to work with dangerous DC circuits and resulting in faster, safer, more profitable installations with reduced engineering, inventory, supply chain and training requirements.
October 2007 – An Akeena Solar White Paper
This paper introduces Andalay™, the first radical improvement in rooftop solar system design, packaging and installation in more than a decade. Resulting from the R&D efforts of Akeena Solar, the leading solar installer in the US, Andalay delivers extensive reliability, aesthetic and cost benefits to consumers and installers. This paper examines these advantages in detail and discusses how Andalay is poised to change the face of solar power in America.
September 2007 – An Akeena Solar White Paper
This paper discusses three specific ways to make solar power even more compelling than it is today. (1)Simplify the process for the consumer; (2)improve the technology; and (3)drive operational efficiency and customer focus.
August 2005 – An Akeena Solar White Paper
It is a key finding of this White Paper that the Million Solar Roofs Initiative will save in excess of $6 billion net of incentives, primarily by avoiding this traditional power generation and distribution investment. The threefold purpose of this document is to (1)assist the Governor’s Office in communicating the costs and benefits of the Million Solar Roofs Initiative; (2)develop a framework for evaluating the net benefits that solar energy can provide to California: the Million Solar Systems Model; and (3)provide impartial, market-based data and a consistent set of assumptions as a basis for recommendations.