Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Text Size

Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

While blog entries are initiated by the Solar Center, we welcome dialogue around the posted topics. Your expertise and perspective are highly valued -- so if you haven't logged in and contributed, please do so!

Masters of the Sun

rotation
Sample images from movie.

Movie Summary:

This video traces solar development from the Hohokam Civilization - a Southwest desert culture which began about 200 years before Christ - through other southwestern native cultures whose architectural structures were built with a remarkable sensitivity to the sun’s daily and seasonal movements..

Runtime is 3 minutes 51 seconds.

Video and audio script (PDF)

 

Streaming Video:

{youtube}SdpTRMWytCo|400|300|0{/youtube}

Available Formats for Download:
Notes on Video Downloads:
  • For all download formats, it is possible to save the video to your local drive prior to viewing ("right click" on the download link and select "save as" or "save link as"). Saving the video to a local drive (and not streaming the video) may provide better playback quality.
  • To play, click link normally (appropriate player must be configured on your computer).
  • The Very Small (WMV) option is best for viewing with slow dial-up connections
  • The Large (WMV) option is best for viewing with high speed connections and is recommended for most users.
  • For the best quality possible, select the MPEG download. Please make certain your connection speed and local hard disk space are adequate for download.

Video produced by the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office under a
grant from the Million Solar Roof program of the US Department of Energy.

15429 Hits
0 Comments

Pioneers of the Sun

rotation
Sample images from movie.

Movie Summary:

This video examines early efforts to utilize heliograph communications and solar energy in the state of Arizona and includes reenactments of their original uses. The heliograph was one of the first solar experiments in territorial Arizona. In the late 1880s, the U.S. Cavalry employed the heliograph during hostilities with native Americans. Solar developments in Arizona during early part of the 20th century are also explored, from the Eneas Engine and the Day & Night solar water heater to solar cookers and passive solar architecture. Pioneers Arthur Brown, John Yellot, Sherry Cole and Barbara Kerr are recognized for their contributions to solar development in Arizona and elsewhere.

Runtime is 4 minutes 3 seconds.

Video and audio script (PDF)

 

Streaming Video:

{youtube}pTzvyRBYW8o|400|300|0{/youtube}

Available Formats for Download:
Notes on Video Downloads:
  • For all download formats, it is possible to save the video to your local drive prior to viewing ("right click" on the download link and select "save as" or "save link as"). Saving the video to a local drive (and not streaming the video) may provide better playback quality.
  • To play, click link normally (appropriate player must be configured on your computer).
  • The Very Small (WMV) option is best for viewing with slow dial-up connections
  • The Large (WMV) option is best for viewing with high speed connections and is recommended for most users.
  • For the best quality possible, select the MPEG download. Please make certain your connection speed and local hard disk space are adequate for download.

Video produced by the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office under a
grant from the Million Solar Roof program of the US Department of Energy.

17250 Hits
0 Comments

Solar and Sustainable Buildings Tours

civanotr1  

ASES Sponsored Solar Home Tours

Previous Arizona tours:

American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Tour website

18356 Hits
0 Comments

Demonstration Sites

The Arizona Energy Office has sponsored several photovoltaic demonstration projects in recent years. The following locations are just a few that have benefited from these projects:
  • Red Rock State Park
  • Desert Sonoran Museum
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • City of Eloy (street lighting)
  • Civano Visitor Center
  • Arizona Science Center
15286 Hits
0 Comments

Solar Testing & Demonstration Facilities

apsstr1

The APS STAR Center

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) operates the Solar Test And Research (STAR) facility to provide solar resource monitoring, small scale performance testing of new products, and to act as a staging area to ready and test equipment being installed for customer service.


asu_pv

TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory - Arizona State University

PV module testing for qualification certification, performance measurement, engineering evaluation, product development, prototype testing, accelerated testing, and outdoor exposure...


civano1

State Energy Office Demonstration Projects

The Arizona Energy Office has sponsored several photovoltaic demonstration projects in recent years. The following locations are just a few that have benefited from these projects.

17099 Hits
0 Comments