06 July 2012
The Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) will be publishing its latest Solar Energy Resource Guide (SERG) 9 July, on the eve of the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco next week. The SERG serves as a requisite tool for northern Californians interested in utilizing solar energy at home and in their businesses.
The 9th edition SERG features articles covering a breadth of solar applications from photovoltaics and solar hot water to solar cooking, Passive House, zero net energy design, and more. It will also contain an extensive Solar Resources section. NorCal Solar plans to distribute over 7,500 copies of the SERG through 2014.
The launch party takes place Monday, 9 July, from 7-9:00 pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel, next door to the Moscone Center on Howard Street, San Francisco. Invited guest speakers include Jeff Spies of QuickMount PV and Amy Reardon of the California Public Utilities Commission. The party is free to NorCal Solar members and supporters and $15 for others. RSVPs are requested.
NorCal Solar will be at booth L224 at the show.
In step with its goal to enhance solar energy awareness, NorCal Solar is conducting three bus tours of local solar facilities during Intersolar NA. The first two, on 9 July, will take participants to solar installations around San Francisco and at Google headquarters in Mountain View. The other trip, on 13 July, will visit wineries in the Napa Valley that utilize solar electricity. Registration for these tours is through the Intersolar website.