BSA Design Award for Socially Responsible Housing

[tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Maverick-21.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Maverick-11.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Maverick-3.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Maverick-4.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Maverick-5.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]   The Maverick Landing mixed-income neighborhood in East Boston is the winner of the 2011 Boston Society of Architects John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing. Solar Design Associates collaborated with…

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Solar Powers Boston Evacuation Route

[tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/400-Frontage-Rooftop.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/400-frontage-rooftop21.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]   In collaboration with the City of Boston, Solar Design Associates designed and engineered pole mounted PV installations for four intersections along one of Boston’s emergency evacuation routes. In the event of a power outage during an evacuation of the city,…

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Independent Commissioning for Tioga Energy

[tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Kevin-Commissioning.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/School-PV-Rooftop.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_6391.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”489″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Tioga-Roof-Mount-at-Mennen-Rink-for-Web.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]   New Jersey’s Union County has implemented a renewable energy program that incorporates PV systems on a multitude of public buildings including community centers, schools, and libraries. Union County has teamed up with Tioga Energy,…

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National Grid Power Plant in Revere

[tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/National-Grid-Revere-Insights.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/National-Grid-Revere-2.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC_0013.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3091.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”650″ height=”433″]http://solardesign.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3100.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]   Solar Design Associates focused on the strategic nature of National Grid’s PV array in Revere from the project’s inception. Because the system is located next to an existing, overloaded substation, PV…

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Harvard Commissions Solar at Watertown Arsenal

Solar Design Associates partnered with Harvard University to provide a solar electric system for the historic Arsenal on the Charles River in Watertown, MA. The Watertown Arsenal houses a variety of businesses that provide services ranging from food to software to medicine. The energy intensive nature of such a building…

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Solar for Schools in Swampscott, MA

The town of Swampscott, MA has incorporated rooftop solar electric generation into their middle and high schools in order to offset on-site electricity usage and provide a means of educating their students about renewable energy. With access to real-time energy production and weather data, students, faculty, and parents have the…

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PV Tracker Systems Boost Energy Generation

Some of the most energy intensive operations overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC), including correctional facilities, a wastewater treatment plant, and an MCI industries license plate facility, are now powered by renewable energy in Norfolk and Middlesex counties. Five solar electric system installations spread throughout four towns provide…

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PV Meets Industrial Energy Needs in New Jersey

The River Terminal Corporation retained Solar Design Associates to provide a solar electric system that would allow them to utilize the solar energy falling on the vast rooftop of their complex in New Jersey. SDA performed a full assessment of the River Terminal facilities and proposed a two-phase plan to…

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SDA Loves Hybrid Cars

A new hybrid has recently joined the SDA flock. I purchased a Toyota Prius C, the latest hybrid car to be available in the US. The car is smaller in size than the original Prius and weighs about 500lbs. less. It has a drag coefficient of 0.28, which is not…

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