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Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...power I use is green?" They don't, that's not how it works. Even if you have solar panels on your roof, the actual electricity you use is for the most part not ...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...power generation is definitely renewable but not always 'green' when you consider all the side effects, especially when it comes to large hydroelectric dams. In...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...power at off-peak times to pump water to a location where it is ready to be released and generate hydroelectric power. There are close to a dozen facilities lik...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...power again. The success of that pilot project earned Verdant Power the first ever commercial licence in the U.S. for tidal power generation, a green light fo...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...power generation: 10 questions to ask a solar panel installation contractor All about solar batteries for home power storage Choosing between a solar tr...

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

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

...power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar fa...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...Greenhouse gas emissions: The way the grid operates is that your home is effectively fed by the closest power source. Meaning, if you live next to a nuclear p...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...power 12 average Canadian homes for a year) 1.5 million liters of water recycled in 2011 100% of power supplied comes from renewables or low impact hydroelectri...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...power storage. These new systems can even ‘learn’ from your personal consumption patterns (as well as their own generation patterns), enabling them to store pow...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...green roofs, or an area the size of 66 NHL hockey rinks. Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green sp...

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

...power outages over winter. Contact the manufacturer here, in beautiful Oregon, if you want one and please mention EcoHome! Edison ECO-45 battery/solar powered...