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Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...renewable energy projects across the province. As part of this initiative, they have developed a program which allows citizens to connect their renewable e...

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Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are creating market demand for more renewable power sourc...

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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Energy website is championed by Lumos Energy, Clean Energy Advisor and Mentor to Indigenous communities across Canada. Lumos Energy brings extensive experience ...

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Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...energy that is often dumped from wind farms at off-peak hours, and to be able to ramp up the supply instantly with stored green energy. ”We have a lot of e...

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Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...energy input. If more light is fed to the panels through a reflector, the temperature variations of the panels themselves will be greater, and the energy output...

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Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...energy bill of such a building. Skyscrapers are notorious energy hogs as they seem if anything to be designed to shed heat in the winter rather than hold it. ...

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Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

...Energy Star machine can cut water usage to about 49 litres per load and significantly cut energy usage, but this, the Drumi, will not only wash your clothes wit...

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the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impressive technological advances. The latest is from Lucid Energy, which has develo...

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Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...renewable hydroelectric energy, as is much of BC and Manitoba and others, but the perceived energy cleanliness of any one of those provinces is shadowed by the ...

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Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

It might seem like pie in the sky, but with these easy to read DIY instructions from the good folks at the Endeavour Centre your dream of a warm, net-zero show...

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The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

...energy. These are homesteads, farms and schools fit for a challenging future of peak oil, climate change and economic transition." By running water through...

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