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Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...powered modem to operate. Home batteries and generators can charge devices, but a very simple option to keep your phone powered is a portable power bank. Be s...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...home as low as possible, and then renewable energy sources like roof top solar panels must provide enough power to operate the home. Read more about the Net Zer...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...home stands. Solar thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glycol and water) and redi...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...power outages over winter. Contact the manufacturer here, in beautiful Oregon, if you want one and please mention EcoHome! Edison ECO-45 battery/solar powered...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...Solar Roof to market, Tesla is partnering with Solar City , a dominant player in the American solar power industry with franchises all over the United States. A...

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

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...solar power The latest technologies in Lithium-ion home batteries All about solar panels: how they work Ten questions to ask a solar contractor before sin...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...Home Green Building Guides ... Solar tracker © Ecohome STORY UPDATE: In Canada, the prices for solar panels has been steadily declining while the cost o...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Home Green Building Guides ... *** Hannah West writes professionally for Home Improvement Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidan...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...solar design features into their homes for thousands of years . Active solar refers to any system of solar panels whether it be photovoltaic power generation,...

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?

...home solar , wind power and even bicycle generators can make for a more efficient home, as you rely less on grid-fed power. Even in the greenest province or s...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...home - and the tiny solar and wind-powered dwelling will be available for sale later this year. Nice Architects has already completed a prototype, and they plan...