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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...

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...

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...

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...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...photovoltaic (which convert sunlight into electrical energy). The angle at which you put either type of panel will determine how well they perform.The following...

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...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...photovoltaic power generation, or thermal solar where liquid passing through tubes collects heat to be redistributed through your house. According to NASA, ev...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...photovoltaic cells; the goal being to increase the watts produced per panel. Joshua M. Pearce, professor of engineering at Michigan Technology University, recen...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...photovoltaic for power generation or thermal solar for heat collection. Both are complicated systems that will likely include some moving parts that will eventu...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...photovoltaic solar arrays also have batteries to store power in emergencies, even if they are tied to the grid. There is nothing stopping you from getting a hom...