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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...panels that can be used for water heating and space heating. A thermal solar collector in a warm climate can have water running through its panels, but in col...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...PV solar panels for providing their own power, or they included technologies that weren't improved within the program. However, even homes that weren't approved...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...PV panels - like this one also from Tesla . An asphalt shingle roof is ‘cheaper’ for the initial install, though it is more costly in the long run since every...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...panels - PV) LED lighting powered by PV panels Multiple energy sources Wall assembly resistant to the effects climate change Engaging: ...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...pv is regularly falling in cost,) to cover annual electricity use (and therefore make the home Net Zero Energy) you'd be looking to install 10,000 kW of solar p...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...PV modules and also reduces the heat island effect. Wrapping the exterior of the insulated wood-frame walls with polyiso foil-faced insulation panels [with ze...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...PV panels. In comparison to the 'standard' home, our place brings the energy demand down by over 70%. Off grid homes energy modelling & HERS rating ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...PV Solar panels on homes There has been a steady increase in the installation of solar panels on homes in North America, which is encouraged by technological ...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...PV system. Running full power, the heating system requires approximately 400W for the boiler and circulation pumps, meaning that if it runs for 10 hours per d...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...panels is based on the assumptions of very specific energy input. If more light is fed to the panels through a reflector, the temperature variations of the pane...