PV / Discussions

What is the best solar water heating system?

...PV electricity. Which would be better (more sustainable) for me for heating water--a system such as the Vitosol that works with my boiler but kicks in first; a ...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...PV solar panels to bring it to zero net energy once we fully assessed the true energy requirements over a year or two. As the house location is off-grid in the ...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...PV solar? Wouldn't the collected power from PV be more beneficial if it can cover the equivalent heat units collected by the Air Solar Panel, possibly power the...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...PV panel. As for: Vapour barrier : Check with your municipal building inspector, for a higher humidity environement they may have requirements beyond the st...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...PV panel to run the fan that will then deliver heat. We already have the answers you’re looking for no matter what stage of design or construction you’re at, ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Can you dual-wire a house, part AC and part DC?

I have been doing a bit of research lately on solar power, grid-tied and backup systems. As we plan to build a house to Passive House standards, is there any w...

Posted by Lee Watt March 17, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

Where should you mount solar panels if you don't have space on your roof?

We do not want to place solar panels on our roof, we want some type of panel support to be fixed on the ground. We want to have a Solar Tracker a well, we live...

Posted by Dan Hynes Aug. 31, 2020, 9:23 a.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses