The purpose of Artisanal PV is to be an open source design guide and general reference resource for
Solar Is Boring
It’s hard to imagine something that is so potentially vital to the future habitability of our planet that nonetheless has had minimal attention paid to aesthetics… if collectively we are actually going to address climate change we need a lot of homeowners and property owners in general, like tens of millions of them, to power their homes with solar PV… if you spend a little time googling images of solar installations and you look at the current design options there’s a palpable lack of enthusiasm… solar is boring.
How Do We Fix Boring?
We're Holding A Design Competition And We're Going To See What Ideas People Come Up With. We're Looking For Architects, Artists, Designers To Submit Their Ideas For Making Solar Not Boring. We Want All Creative Types To Submit Their Design Ideas And We're Going To Post Them Here On Our Website.
The Competition is relatively straight forward. We are looking for creative and hopefully unique
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The Bigger Picture Is That We Want To Create A Single Online Resource Where Anyone Can Come To Get Inspiration For Alternatives To The Typical Roof Mount Or Ground Mount Solar PV Systems So Ubiquitous Today. We Want To Create An Online Design Book. And, Taking It A Step Further, We'd Like To Have Construction Plans That Can Be Downloaded, Edited And Actually Used.
Take A Look Through Our Journal Pages For Articles On Solar PV Design, Performance, Specs And Discussion
HE Solar out of Austin posted a fantastic comparison article on popular solar PV panels, specifically Panasonic, Sunpower and LG. This is very much worth a read, and they also have an accompanying video on youtube. Here’s the link – HE Solar PV Panel Comparison
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