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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas come and go, and on occasion a game-changing technology or product emerges. The big news lately is in renewable energy - solar power generation, solar power storage, electric vehicles, and a trend towards electric power tools ...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...power tools which an amateur electrician might attempt to connect to. Some heaters are 240 volt - so be certain what the power supply is running at before ordering or changing any electric baseboard heaters. Likewise, the amperage of electric baseboard heaters must correspond to those of the thermostats. For example,...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...electric coil as a normal electric hot water tank does, employ an evaporator to extract heat from the air (either interior or exterior) and use it to make hot water. The byproduct of an air-to-water heat pump after it extracts heat is cold air, so with systems that draw from and exhaust air back into the house, they ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...electric water heater to his PV solar panels knowing that these panels would be generating more energy than he needed. The electrical system will be connected to the electrical grid, so any surplus power generated will be fed back into the grid system. Conversely, the home will draw from the grid when insufficient po...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...electricity on sunny days, which should provide the bulk of the house's electricity consumption. Enough power to meet the total electrical demand during 4 days without sunshine is stored in direct current (DC) lead batteries. The high-efficiency converter (which transforms the direct current from the 48-volt battery ...

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

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

...electricity per day, or an average over the year of $1.39 (Canadian) per day based on current electricity rates from Quebec Hydro. For a full year, heating, cooling, and interior plug loads should add up to about $507 ($385 USD) Even if the owners drove the 33 km to Ottawa every day for work in an electric vehicle, u...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...power suppliers are also on board with grant programs for building energy-efficient homes, as well as for choosing EnergyStar appliances. British Columbia: BC Hydro: Under the Power Smart New Home Program , achieving an EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher will earn you $2,000 on a single family home. An additional $20...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...electric resistance heat (baseboard heaters, boilers, toasters, hairdryers, etc.) has a COP of 1, meaning one unit of electricity produces one unit of heat. So, a COP of 3 means you are getting three times more heat for every dollar you spend with a heat pump compared to a normal electric heater. Air conditioning uni...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...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 of us are at work and our hom...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...hydroelectric power Harnessing the power of flowing water is anything but a new technology; what is new is the benign ecological effects of free-standing underwater turbines compared to the damming of rivers. While power from hydroelectric dams is certainly renewable, it is by no means clean. There are many social ...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

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

...powerful force for change and are partnering, owning, and operating projects. Our mission is to create an inclusive and open Indigenous clean energy community of practice across Canada. OUR VISION. OUR PASSION. We believe clean energy projects can be a substantive part of Canada’s future and a restorative force for...