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Sam Newman

Former Consultant
Authored Works
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Executive Summary of Achieving Low-Cost Solar PV: Industry Workshop Recommendations for Near-Term Balance-of-System Cost Reductions

The executive summary provides a high-level overview of key technical and process best practices that emerged from RMI’s June 2010 “Solar PV Balance of System” design charrette. BoS costs—all the upfront costs associated with a PV system except the module—account for over half of PV system cost and pose a…

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Presentation of Achieving Low-Cost Solar PV: Industry Workshop Recommendations for Near-Term Balance-of-System Cost Reductions

This presentation provides a high-level overview of key technical and process best practices that emerged from RMI’s June 2010 “Solar PV Balance of System” design charrette in a graphical format. It includes the main charts and graphs that summarize the report analysis and recommendations. BoS costs—all the upfront costs associated…

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Systems Thinking for Radically Efficient and Profitable Data Centers

This presentation shows how to apply a whole-system approach to the energy use in data centers in order to provide 95–99% energy savings. The authors present strategies for saving energy that have been applied effectively to new and existing data centers. For example, using a centralized cooling system can cut…