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DOE Releases New Handbook for Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has released a new best practices handbook for builders, High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems. The guidebook explains current photovoltaic and solar thermal building practices and provides useful tips for builders and homebuyers. The book also enhances the information contained in the previous Best Practices volumes that give climate-specific tips for energy-efficient building in five climate zones.