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Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...renewable energies. Solar Roof shingles are far more resistant to impact than conventional roof coverings, as seen in the image below. ​ ...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...renewable energy is desirable, manageable, and applicable for both residential and industrial areas throughout Canada. The CanmetENERGY program, funded and ru...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best e...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...renewable energy production essentially a noble, yet unprofitable undertaking for homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any home renewable energ...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food produc...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

There is a lot you can do in home construction to take advantage of the free energy provided by the sun. That can be passive solar , which is about home orient...

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...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...renewable resource and they are, in effect, solar energy batteries whose energy is accessed when we burn them. After the 1998 Eastern Canada ice storm, wood p...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...renewable energy, that will only increase, making your car a little greener with every windmill that goes up. As resources become more scarce they become more...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...energy home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Renewable energy and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heating and cooling makes great use of fr...