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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...

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...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...power affordably, safely, and with limited environmental impact. Feeding power back into the grid can be something of an effective 'storage' solution depen...

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...

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...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...power, hoping that others might improve the design and functionality. Hence the beauty of open source design. The freely downloadable construction guide include...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...power than it consumes, and each of these homes will achieve that. Wall panels and roof components were pre-made in the company’s manufacturing facility in Edmo...

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...

Real estate

Real estate

...power, water and sewers (this is more relevant for building lots) Green space: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoi...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...power needs, and be either stored in batteries or fed back into the power grid. When you hear the words ‘net metering’, that refers to you feeding your sur...

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