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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 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...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...home renewable energy production essentially a noble, yet unprofitable undertaking for homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any home renewable ...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...home with electricity by about, you guessed it, 2/3rds. Home battery systems will be required for some of these options, read here about the newest technologi...

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

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

...Home Energy Generation, which option is best? How the electrical grid is fed near you will be a huge factor in determining the carbon footprint of your home, ...

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...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Homes program, the first project and home in Canada to do so. Not only that, the EcoHome Edelweiss House project was only the second LEED V4 Platinum home certi...