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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...PV. It allows us to integrate PV in ways that weren’t possible before, such as in flexible materials, and deploy it faster in lighter-weight, larger-area module...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...PV roof shingles: Solar roof shingles are a relatively uncommon photovoltaic panel system, and are much smaller and thinner than conventional PV panels. They ...

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...PV systems is really what will determine the value and payback period; but system prices, product quality and warranties keep making PV solar panel systems more...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...PV) as they are technically called - generate an electric current by catching light particles from the sun called photons. These photons then knock free the ele...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...PV In-home energy monitoring and tracking Concrete made from recycled building waste Reclaimed lumber and building materials Naikoon Contracting Ltd. ...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...PV roof shingles is also news to you, check out our Tesla solar roof review from when it was first announced in 2016. What was missing back then was the prici...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...PV instead of thermal solar panels: It may seem counterintuitive at first, but there is strong case supporting the use of PV panels for heating water over the...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...PV panels. Solar trackers follow the sun’s path across the sky and can track the daily changes in incidence. A general rule for capturing direct solar energy ...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...PV) has been around for over a decade. It's a great idea on paper, but because each shingle has to be connected individually it's quite a headache to install,...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...PV) solar energy and converts it into heat in a thermal battery (or TES – Thermal Energy Storage), then they use a Stirling engine (200 year-old technology to c...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

Diligent research is absolutely essential for any homeowner looking to install a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system on their home. But at some point, you nee...