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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...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...energy choices for your home has a significant effect on not only your personal finances but also our environment. Choosing an energy source for your home can...

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

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

...energy continuing to rise and a global push towards energy conservation and renewable energy solutions, we need to look into alternative ways of generating powe...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...renewable energy sources both across the country and internationally. Their current projects include research into net zero energy solar buildings and homes (li...

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 ...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Energy Homes pilot program goals The goal of the R-2000 Net Zero Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of homes, and t...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...home, for the truly industrious amongst us. The Zoetrope was conceived when renewable energy advocate, Mike Marohn commissioned Applied Sciences to design a sma...

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?

...energy? Build more efficient homes For more info on how to build an energy efficient home , or perhaps build an off-grid home , or even how to build an off-gr...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...home actually came in under market rates for a comparable sized home. After a year of occupancy, what's really impressive is that this home ended up using 30%...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are creating market demand for more renewable power sources....

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...home Renewable energy and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heating and cooling makes gr...