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How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Solar Roof, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the different options & how they work Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor T esla solar panels -...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...do in home construction to take advantage of the free energy provided by the sun. That can be passive solar , which is about home orientation and window design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar panels can be either thermal (which transfer heat directly t...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla . Are solar panels worth the money? To find out the dollar per kilowatt hour ($/kWh) your PV solar system will cost, divide the total cost of maintaining and installing it by the amount of electricity it will produce over its entire lifetime. Your contractor should offer a tota...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the different options & how they work Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor T esla solar panels - special offers announced Tesla S...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the different options & how they work Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor T esla solar panels - special offers announced Tesla S...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...How do they ensure the very power I use is green?" They don't, that's not how it works. Even if you have solar panels on your roof, the actual electricity you use is for the most part not the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity generated by home solar panels happens in the middle of the day when most o...

Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

...how to finish the edge off durably. Typically the exterior edge of a slab on grade is made of EPS foam and can be parged. Having used rigid Rockwool panels meant we needed an additional solid exterior surface. Here we installed an exterior cement board , though that left the challenge of how to attach it without usin...

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...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...solar panels on homes. The implications of what Azelio is doing could be quite significant, and in order to explain that properly requires a quick recap of the more common technologies for comparison: The difference between solar thermal and PV solar panels Standard photovoltaic panels absorb photons from the sun, ...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...work, as all wiring is done on the interior 2x4 wall. High efficiency Double wall assembly © Bala Structures Not punching a ton of holes in your air barrier allows it to do what it is intended to do - stop air leakage - which commonly accounts for about a third of the heat loss of a home and t...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...do some amateur forensic work and get your house working in top order. and if you are one of the masses that prefer watching to reading, then check out our YouTube channel home renovation DIY videos . How to insulate attics properly When to replace old windows when renovating and when to repair them How much in...