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Solar photovoltaic

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

...solar buildings and homes (like the EcoTerra Project in Alouette, Québec), building integrated photovoltaics, community based solar (including Canada’s first solar neighbourhood ), and continued research and development of national standards and accreditation for solar power. Best solar options for your home Before...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...home solar power generation: 10 questions to ask a solar panel installation contractor All about solar batteries for home power storage Choosing between a solar tracker or fixed solar mount Discover more about the Tesla Solar Panel special offer , find out more about solar photovoltaic panels here , or if y...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...home but it would probably be less expensive with a new build due to the unfinished interiors. Read more about the pros and cons of Solar Thermal Water Heaters , Solar Air Heaters , and EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor in the EcoHome Green Building Guides .

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...Solar Water Heaters, read about EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor that delivers solar heated water in the summer months. This and all you need to know about high performance home building can be found in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages.

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...home and expensive car, but ultimately it left him feeling unsatisfied. He bailed out of competitive snowboarding and integrated his passion for photography with his love of the sport. Long before the days of GoPro cameras, Basich would hook up rigs for full-sized cameras so he could film while riding. Eventually h...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...solar heating on a budget! DIY solar air heater videos are a big hit on YouTube, with a couple of main staple ideas - recycled pop can solar collectors, downspout solar collectors, screen or sheet metal solar collectors. If you don't have it in you to make one yourself, solar air heaters for sale are also available o...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...battery capable of holding 15,000 mAh (enought to charge a cell phone up to six times). It has been designed with ease of use in mind, making it extremely simple to transport and operate. I'm sure we raised a few eyebrows suggesting personal renewable energy generators will stop climate change, and yes, we agree that...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...home design, how to design for thermal comfort , and learn how fun building science can be in the pages of the Ecohome green building guide, North America's trusted online resource for sustainable and healthy home design advice.

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of the clean energy capacity-building 20/20 Catalysts Program , sharing knowledge and experience in the development of clean energy infrastructure. Riding on that success, this summer the focus will be on ...