Solar Today, Getting Started, October 2009 cover

This may just be my favorite cover so far. The assignment: find and photograph a solar home that makes sense for 2010. To me, that meant finding home that a normal human being could both afford to own and want to live in. I asked around for something “fun and on the small side.” Several folks independently suggested this home. It turned out to be John and Yayoi Shaw’s place. I’ve known both of them for several years now. John through the solar industry; Yayoi from the Denver Japanese Consulate. Small Planet. Right size home.

Solar Today, Getting Started, October 2009 cover