Hydroelectric power / Guides

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...power at off-peak times to pump water to a location where it is ready to be released and generate hydroelectric power. There are close to a dozen facilities lik...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...Hydroelectric power generation is definitely renewable but not always 'green' when you consider all the side effects, especially when it comes to large hydroele...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...power again. The success of that pilot project earned Verdant Power the first ever commercial licence in the U.S. for tidal power generation, a green light fo...

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

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

...hydroelectric station, same thing, you are powering your home with clean renewable energy. For example, 95% of the power used in Quebec is largely fed by hydr...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...power source. Meaning, if you live next to a nuclear power station or a gas or coal plant, that is how your house is powered. If you live closer to a hydroelect...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...powered by Quebec's renewable hydroelectric power. So are electric cars ideal? No, staying home is. And unless you are prepared to do that or only travel by b...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...power 12 average Canadian homes for a year) 1.5 million liters of water recycled in 2011 100% of power supplied comes from renewables or low impact hydroelectri...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...power generation is only around 30-60% efficient. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric heat vari...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...hydroelectric dams or nuclear or coal-burning power plants struggle to keep up. North American buildings account for more than 40% of all the energy we use and ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...hydroelectric or wind power, then there is no need to install your own system to reduce your personal emissions. Again, go ahead and set up a solar array and ba...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...power sources. Since Bullfrog's launch, several new wind projects have been commissioned in Canada to meet the demand of their customers. While Bullfrog Power i...