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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...

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

Hydronic heating

...photovoltaic) . New homes can be made 'solar ready' which is very inexpensive, adds value for resale, and is worth LEED points. It is a simple matter of runni...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels Without getting overly technical, Photovoltaic solar panels essentially convert the sun’s rays into electricity. Systems can be...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...photovoltaic 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...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...photovoltaic solar panel system for your home makes far more financial sense than even just a few years ago. When thinking about the long-term return on investm...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...photovoltaic panels here , or if you're looking to build soon, look for inspiration for building a near zero energy home on a budget here , or find out all abou...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...photovoltaics (PV) as they are technically called - generate an electric current by catching light particles from the sun called photons. These photons then kno...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

Standard solar panels are rigid, relatively heavy and fragile. A new product on the market called Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV) from mPower Technol...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...photovoltaic cells that charge batteries which then powers interior lights and the outdoor LED display . © Raphaël Thibodeau Us: Is this shelter a first in Québ...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...photovoltaic solar array on the roof feeds electricity to the grid via the Strata corporation’s [an ownership model in BC similar to condominium ownership] smar...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...photovoltaic power generation . These systems and design features work together to achieve an EnerGuide rating of 100. The home also boasts a Walk Score of 56 a...