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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 energy from the windmills and sometimes it just gets lost because there isn't enough demand for the electricity", said a spokeswoman for Belgium's North Sea ministe...

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...renewable energy. Guided by that sort of thinking, from a climate-conscience point of view, it is your local power source that really determines whether you will be reducing your personal emissions by installing solar panels. Installing home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and h...

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 sources. Since Bullfrog's launch, several new wind projects have been commissioned in Canada to meet the demand of their customers. While Bullfrog Power is not yet avai...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...renewable energy generators will stop climate change, and yes, we agree that it will take more than that. What devices such as this do is create an awareness of the importance of ending our reliance on fossil fuels, and they remind people of the need to develop renewable clean energy sources if we are to have any impac...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...energy costs are factored. What are RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates)? The primary objective of the renewable energy-generation market is, of course, to provide low-carbon energy to run our homes, businesses and communities. Born of that service, is a valuable by-product - Renewable Energy Certificates. For ever...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...renewable energy in place already, no other province has taken such a proactive stance on addressing the elephant in the room - transportation. Quebec buildings are powered exclusively by renewable hydroelectric energy, as is much of BC and Manitoba and others, but the perceived energy cleanliness of any one of those p...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...renewable energies, noise and unpredictability. After a brief stagnant period as the tide peaks, water begins to return to the sea, causing turbines to automatically rotate and begin generating power again. The success of that pilot project earned Verdant Power the first ever commercial licence in the U.S. for tidal ...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

Enter the Scrooser. The Scrooser is a German engineered electric scooter / e-bike with a top speed of 24 km (15 mph) and a range of 35.5 km (22 miles). It works with an Impulse Drive that is literally kickstarted by it's rider as the engine engages when the scooter reaches speeds over 3 km per hour. The Scroos...

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 energy projects to the provincial energy grid and receive premium prices for any excess energy produced above the needs of the property. In 2009, along with the i...

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 and innovative strategies to clean energy project development generating a suite of social and economic benefits for Indigenous communities and peoples. We are ...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...renewable energy advocate, Mike Marohn commissioned Applied Sciences to design a small scale wind turbine he could use to provide supplemental water heating. Applied Sciences then decided to make the design widely available to others along with an introduction to wind power, hoping that others might improve the design ...