2015 – Quarter 2 Solar growth! That is all we see and read about, in the U.S. and around the globe. As technologies improve, costs go down and new funding Read More
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SOLEC Announces New Partnership With Standard Supply & Distributing Co.
SSD to Carry Popular LO/MIT Attic Heat Barrier
Ewing, NJ, USA, April 20, 2015 –
SOLEC-Solar Energy Corporation (SOLEC) is proud to announce a new working agreement with Standard Supply & Distributing Co. (SS&D) to distribute its popular LO/MIT spray-applied radiant heat barrier paint products in locations around Texas. SS&D, well known for excellence in the HVAC and insulation marketplace, services many areas including: Dallas, Arlington, Forth Worth, Garland, Carrollton, Allen, Athens, Longview, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and McAllen.
via Construction Specifier:
Reflecting on Heat Transfer Reduction
by Mario Medina, PhD
Most forms of building insulation—fiberglass, mineral fibers, cellulose, and cellular plastic—play a key role in making buildings energy-efficient and in reducing electrical peak demand. However, the amount of material that can be added to building walls or roof-ceiling assemblies is limited either by physical dimensions of the framing (ceiling frames) or adverse effects of over-insulating (weight, heat and moisture retention, and ventilation restrictions). Radiant barriers and interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs) offer another option.
2015 – Quarter 1
The warmest year ever! A new report from NASA and NOAA details that 2014 was the hottest year on record and that should make energy conservation a top priority for many in 2015.
Here is a great article with some small steps homeowners can take to significantly lower their energy consumption in 2015 and beyond.
ICAA (Insulation Contractors Association of America) has focused its member supplier spotlight on SOLEC in the November/December 2014 Contractor Report. In it, SOLEC discusses some major events and projects over its 40 year history, talks about the development behind some its most successful coating technologies and includes some impressive pictures from a handful of notable projects. SOLEC is grateful for the exposure in an exciting, growing industry.
The World’s Largest Solar Project with Compact Fresnel Technology Connected to Grid
by Monique Avila
India’s Reliance Power has successfully connected the world’s largest concentrated solar project (CSP) with compact linear fresnel reflector (CLFR) technology to the grid in India’s Jaisalmer District of Rajasthan, according to the company.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), to be built on the peak of Mauna Kea, HI, will be coated with LO/MIT-I because of its superb optical and thermal properties.
On Site Construction Begins On the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii
On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Although access to the TMT construction site will be limited due to the area’s sensitive environment and harsh physical conditions, the ceremony will be fully accessible via a live-stream webcast.
George Takei, noted actor, director and author, known for his role in the television series Star Trek, will present pre-recorded science segments during the live webcast. Dr. Robert Hurt, researcher, science podcaster and lecturer, will host the webcast, available at tmt.org/buildingTMT.
A Solar Success Story: SOLEC Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation SOLEC-Solar Energy Corporation was incorporated in 1974 as a direct response to the 1973 Oil Crisis. The oil embargo triggered Read More
New Spray-On Attic Heat Barrier: LO/MIT-II Ewing, NJ, USA, Jan 2, 2014/SOLEC-Solar Energy Corporation- SOLEC-Solar Energy Corp. announces the launch of its advanced formulation LO/MIT-II spray-applied attic heat barrier, designed Read More
Via Electric Light & Power Solar Steam Augmentation: A Sensible Alternative to PV by John Robbins After years of being poised for rapid growth, the opportunities for concentrated solar power Read More