Electricity / Guides

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...electricity is an efficient and ecologically responsible means to heat a home should include the initial electricity production as well. Burning fossil fuels to...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...electricity from solar PV or wind generators. Azelio - Generating carbon-neutral electricity with storage that doesn't need batteries Storing renewable ...

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

...electricity. An efficient Energy Star machine can cut water usage to about 49 litres per load and significantly cut energy usage, but this, the Drumi, will not ...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

These Wood Pellet Stoves need no electric! Burning wood to heat a home does not make you an eco-terrorist, let's get that one point out of the way first. Tre...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...electricity you use is for the most part not the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity generated by home solar panels happens in the middle of th...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...electricity on sunny days, which should provide the bulk of the house's electricity consumption. Enough power to meet the total electrical demand during 4 days ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...electricity is without a doubt renewable, but the ecological impact of setting up a system can be quite heavy, certainly if you intend to extract enough power t...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

Going solar at home is more straightforward and affordable now than ever before, with areas throughout Canada experiencing a jump in residential solar power in...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...Electricity generation was extremely difficult and expensive at the home scale, so there was much less electrification. Instead, off-gridders used other technol...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...electricity or access to electricity for two or three hours per day. Having access to clean, free energy will enable poverty-stricken communities to not only ...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...electricity. The class has dubbed the structure OTIS (Optimal Traveling Independent Space). The class of 16 students challenged itself to design and build ...