Planning for the SmartHome began in late 2010, when CMNH staff members were making preparations for mounting a major traveling exhibit on the science of climate change. They wondered what else they could do to communicate the complex and challenging issue of climate change. Could they do something hopeful to demonstrate real solutions? Could they, for instance, build a house that would show how dramatic reductions in carbon emissions are really possible? Could they find a suitable vacant lot for a house, design it, get the plans through the city permitting process and raise funds to build it all in a couple of months?
Solectria Renewables’ Commercial Inverters Power 1.2MW Installation in Fort Myers, Florida at Fleamasters Market
“Market trends in the renewable energy sector are exciting. The industry has grown in a significant and sustainable way,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “For example, there has been a 500% increase in the solar industry in the last four years. We are seeing growth in all sectors of solar.