Posts Tagged ‘solar’
November 12th, 2010
By Eric Carbonnier, AIA, LEED AP / Environmental Analyst
Integrating photovoltaic (PV) panels on architectural projects is a common solution to generate electricity while contributing to environmental awareness and reducing greenhouse gases. However, practitioners integrate PVs without fully understanding that they have an optimal installation condition and deviating from this diminishes the value and performance, and promotes inefficiency. Surprisingly, practitioners defend this inefficiency because any contribution to lower greenhouse gases represents progress.