Tony Power.

TED is a non profit organisation with a website, TED.com and many other arms. It is committed to the spread of great ideas. The annual conference in California does not only showcase great solar energy solutions but ideas right across the spectrum. The best doers and thinkers are given 18 minutes to speak. Past speakers have been Al Gore, Bill Gates, Gordon Brown, Sir Richard Branson, Jane Goodall and many others. 

Prefab House of the Future Includes Solar Energy Solutions

“CAMAS, WA–(Marketwire – Feb 27, 2012) – Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Solar Energy Solutions Group is showcasing SunSnap™, its

Solar Energy Solutions - Sharp SunSnap Living Homes

new residential PV solar appliance, as part of the TED2012 Conference in Long Beach from Feb. 27-March 2, 2012. The installation was completed in collaboration with LivingHomes®, which introduced the LivingHome C6, its first low-cost home, next to the Long Beach Performing Arts Center for TED attendees to visit. The Zero Energy, Zero Carbon, Energy Star® certified and LEED® Platinum-certifiable, prefabricated home combines world-class architecture and an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. Designed for ease-of-installation, SunSnap modules were easily integrated into the building design, and can easily be scaled up to offset the energy usage of the entire home.

The SunSnap Solution is a home appliance that consists of black-on-black 235-watt Sharp photovoltaic (PV) modules, making the roof installation more aesthetically pleasing. Installation is simplified through the implementation of a Sharp-enhanced Zep™ racking system. The solution is Enphase Energized™ with high-efficiency microinverters from Enphase Energy.

“TED2012 is the perfect venue to expose new, forward-thinking audiences to Sharp’s vision to expand and simplify the mainstream adoption and use of solar energy for homeowners,” said Eric Hafter, senior vice president, Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group. “LivingHomes’ already energy-efficient design comes full circle with the integration of the SunSnap solar appliance, which offsets all the power consumption for the future owner while requiring only a small physical footprint on the roof of the home.”

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/sharpr-solar-installs-first-sunsnap-residential-solar-solution-in-livinghomesr-demo-1624692.htm

 

Sun Snap Solution homes size can be increased using extra modules and the solar energy solutions increase with them. They are said to be very affordable which is ideal for the less well off in society. these are the very people that should be catered for when thinking of solar energy solutions and efficient use of energy.

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Cheers,  Tony.