The goal for Artisanal PV is to become an open source design guide and general reference resource
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Welcome to Artisanal PV: Our Purpose Is To Be An Open Source Design Guide And General Reference Resource For Solar PV
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… spend a little time googling images of solar installations and it's hard not to notice there’s a palpable lack of enthusiasm when it comes to design options… solar is, sad to say, 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.
We are looking for creative and hopefully unique designs for solar panel installations. As mentioned
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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
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Side By Side Comparison Of Popular Solar PV Panels
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
COBE Architects Unveils Concept For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
This is what can best be described as a standalone charging station canopy, while it’s obvious where and how solar panels might be mounted, it appears that in the basic design images presented, the solar is not yet integrated into the whole.
Ok, So This Sounds Pretty Cool, I Want In, What Do I Have To Do?
How Do I Enter The Competition?