Installing solar panels / Guides

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...solar in the future. Solar water heating is much less expensive than solar power generation (photovoltaic) . New homes can be made 'solar ready' which is very...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...solar panels face? The most common answer is ‘south’, but there are variables to consider. Depending on how much you rely on solar panels to meet your demand ...

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, d...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...Solar thermal panels in cold climates are at risk of freezing in winter, so in the North, we use a glycol mix as a heat transfer fluid. This prevents panels fro...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...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 redistribute it throu...

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...installing solar panels. Installing home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery op...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...solar over the last 10 years Discover more about the Tesla Solar Panel special offer , find out more about solar photovoltaic panels here , or if you're looki...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...installing solar panels and a full retrofit, or simply by composting, growing your own food, and collecting rainwater . Small steps to reduce our impact add up ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...solar panels. Solar heating is essentially free (there are some small increases in electricity for the costs of pumping water through larger solar panels, but i...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...solar heat collection. The amount of heat that can be generated by the most rudimentary solar collection system is astounding. Check out our DIY solar shower , ...

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

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

...solar panels, your own wind turbine, solar heated floors , bike generator , or even a water-wheel! Solar heating - passive & active energy Passive solar hea...