Power / Discussions

What are solar battery storage alternatives?

...power? Here is our guide to choosing home batteries , and you could also check into saltwater home batteries as well. Tnx for the reply, it's going to be of...

Posted by Sasha Nazarchuk Sept. 21, 2020, 1:13 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

Will a wind turbine work on the outside of an RV while on the freeway?

We are going nomadic. I want to use a power pod . I will also be using solar . A wind turbine on top of an RV or a Tiny House rolling down the highway will def...

Posted by magnuSong July 16, 2021, 4:26 a.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

...power storage was an exciting development, but unfortunately not much came from it from what we've seen. There are a lot of good things about them, namely that ...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

...power storage is a very promising technology that we were really excited about seeing as a greener and cheaper solution for storing home solar power, but the on...

Posted by David Meckes April 11, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

What would a saltwater home battery bank be for solar applications?

...power a home there are some variables that needs to be entered, the fridge is just a part of it. A solar installer will ask you to provide an idea of how much p...

Posted by Jordon Morishita June 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

...powered clocks : -) There is not much we can really help you with there short of pointing you at what is the most likely solution, which would be a cotton and s...

Posted by louis-jacques Wens Dec. 10, 2020, 8:32 a.m. Electricity 1 Responses

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

...power, grid-tied and backup systems. As we plan to build a house to Passive House standards, is there any way to get around building it exclusively with AC powe...

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

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

...power from PV be more beneficial if it can cover the equivalent heat units collected by the Air Solar Panel, possibly power the Legalett in floor heating system...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...power to heat the air/water which is not as efficient? That's a question, not a statement. Of the different types of radiant floor heat, the efficiency isn’t af...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

...power on our site is expensive. We also need a water collection system as our water is not good for consumption. I was looking at the earthship model, however, ...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...power and not buying it, would you recommend we choose an HRV or ERV unit for our cold / hot climate? How do you recommend we size the HRV or ERV? Which brand...

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

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...power fan attached to a humidistat but shut it off and covered the vent when the weather got cold. I don't know if I should continue with trying to encapsulat...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...power bill averages $315/mo (2,200 kwh/mont, could this be a power quality issue since I live on an acreage?) year round. I am currently looking at replacing so...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...power. The exterior water ingress can only be managed so much by gutters/french drains, given grade against mountain. There's no appetite for the cost of a full...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...power, so a dehumidifier is not an option. Our cabin's floor is shifting and possibly heaving in sections. To make matters more difficult the contractors droppe...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...power venting the crawl space to protect against radon gas. What would be you be advice as to how to proceed for insulation/winterization/moisture? At this po...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

How much does a Tesla roof cost?

...power in home batteries. A Tesla Powerwall battery alone would run about 10K in US dollars, and again, that doesn’t include installation. We are involved with...

Posted by Anthea Larke June 18, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Should I use Tesla Solar Tiles instead of mounted solar panels?

...power they generate. Read more here – Are Tesla Solar Roofs worth the money? Orientation is for sure a consideration, but one of the other advantages of the...

Posted by Philip Benson March 10, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses