Micro-power generation

 
Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Last summer the 20/20 Catalysts Program kick-started a clean-energy initiative for Indigenous communities. This summer the focus will be on improving community housing. Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of...
Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
In this second post in a series on off-grid living, Craig Anderson outlines the energy systems of his house and explains why he chose them. This is the second piece in a blog series called Sunshine Saved written by Craig Anderson as he  documents the design and construction...
Electric vehicle charging station
Badly needed infrastructure for charging electric vehicles coming from the provinces, along with financial incentives for purchase. There is no question that the best way to lower emissions as we scurry about a city is to travel by foot, bike or public transportation, yet it’s...
60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours
Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? . The article below was written by Amanda Froelich and was originally published on Trueactivist. The only thing we might add is a caveat regarding consumption rates in North...
The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
The fully off-grid Ecocapsule has its own micro-power generation and rainwater treatment system. We saw this on Off Grid Quest and found it was begging to be...
Transparent solar power producing windows
Could transparent laminate solar cells put the fossil fuel industry on notice.   When considering solar cells as thin as laminate and completely transparent, the possibilities seem endless. Imagine every glass or laminant surface in our built...
Windmill
Solar power good, power plants bad. If only it were that simple. There are many variables to consider when investigating ways to produce your own power. . How the electrical grid is fed near you will be a huge factor in determining the carbon footprint of your home, with or without...
These guide pages are intended to help you find the most efficient and affordable options for pretty much anything that runs on power, and the best ways to generate power yourself. . There are a lot of options to consider when shopping for appliances, designing home lighting, and...