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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery option on the market was the lead/acid v...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...battery effectively doubles their capacity. The second big improvement is the advent of ‘smart’ battery controls. Battery systems have always required a charg...

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

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...systems of your home in the case of grid failure. That brings us to the elephant in the room - storing power affordably, safely, and with limited environmental ...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...Home Design here Thermal battery diagram courtesy of alternative-photonics.com/ Thermal battery diagrams are courtesy of Alternative...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...home battery without first hooking up a solar array, nothing except the price maybe. They are not cheap. Basement flood prevention: Sump pump battery backup...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...home is innovative from the heating and ventilation systems to the production of domestic hot water. Energy systems as advanced as this have never been seen tog...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...home How to make air-heated floors work: Since the first forced-air heating systems were introduced into homes, there have been attempts to distribu...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohom...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...homeowner and part of the Ecohome design team, Alain Hamel will continue to experiment with the latest energy systems to further enhance the performance and the...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...battery systems and you may be able to sell the excess energy you produce back to utility companies. Read here about The latest solar home battery technology on...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog her, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . For bette...