Storage / Discussions

What are solar battery storage alternatives?

...storage. They did 40 kW project in BC. Would it be a viable option for an off grid project? Thank you in advance What size of project are you talking about? T...

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

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

...storage capacity, where can I find one? Saltwater home batteries for power storage is a very promising technology that we were really excited about seeing as a ...

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

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

...storage energy? There are different types of battery as you mention, Lithium Ion, Lead acid, Saltwater and even a Supercapacitor. As for making your own home ba...

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

Where can I find salt water batteries?

...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 the po...

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

How do I build or buy a salt battery for my home?

...storage and I would like to use a salt battery.

Posted by Sakthi N Dec. 26, 2020, 9:02 p.m. Renewable energy 0 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...storage tank "pallet" design that could be very helpful as a "heat storage battery". I think I would set it inside a well insulated outdoor containment box. It ...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...storage space, a laundry room, cold storage, etc. The way I see it is to build without basement is to decide to build bigger, meaning more materials, more exter...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

I have a room over my garage that is unfinished (just a finished floor, no walls, you can see thru from one end of house to other). I just use if for storage a...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...storage techniques so I don't have much to offer on that front unfortunately, and we've never been in contact with the new owner. You may have seen this alrea...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

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

...storage capacity of a particular battery, and to size one correctly for your home they will want to know how much power things like your the fridge consumes in ...

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

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...Storage for extra blankets, sheets, pillows, towels Screw Piles VS foundation (lowe Steel Roof Ikea Kitchen – laminate countertop, simple 36” fridge, Electric C...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. 0 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...storage , it also means that when the house reaches the end of it's functional life, the wood framing members will be able to be recliamed, reused or recyled, w...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...storage and over time our stuff smells like the tipical basement! I can see white residue on different areas of the foundation but no actual water or puddling a...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...storage tanks, including their replacement cost and maintenance, it isn’t always the ‘greener’ solution, nor will it be cheaper. And to your specific question...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...storage. Cons are managing moisture, cost, and cure time. 4. Slab on grade: Pros are insulates under skid, protection of underskid utilities and ease of insta...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...storage, then I’d consider sticking a few electric radiators down there and pocketing the savings compared installing a radiant heating system, which will be in...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...storage Solar air heated floor

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

Hi, We live in a renovated barn, big, light and airy with lots of south facing glass. We are looking for ways to use passive solar energy in some way, either a...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses