Solar angle / Guides

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...angle to accommodate the high position of the sun, or a steeper angle if your use is predominantly in the winter months. Manually operable solar panel stands ...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...solar , which is about home orientation and window design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar pa...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...angle for solar thermal heat collection . Purchase: You can purchase individual solar components separately, but buying a pre-engineered solar thermal packa...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...solar panels. Solar technology in 2017 According to the Canadian Solar Industries Association , Canada reached over 2,500 megawatts of cumulative solar ener...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla . Are solar panels worth the money? To find out the dollar per kilowatt hour ($/kWh) your PV solar system will cost, d...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...solar panels at a much steeper angle. This allows snow to slide off very easily, and squares the panels much better to the low-angled winter sun. Of course it i...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...solar-heated air into the thermal battery which is the concrete slab floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome S...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...solar systems do not lend themselves well to solar trackers (panels that follow the sun to maximize efficiency) which is not uncommon to see with PV solar syste...

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...solar greenhouses. In doing so, I recently stumbled upon Ceres Greenhouse Solutions and was immediately taken with their blog. Be still my beating heart - right...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...solar energy". The solar people on the committee then designed a solar furnace consisting of about 17.9 m2 or 193 sq. ft. of vacuum tube solar collectors and a ...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...angle to the sun rays; a lower SHGC means less solar radiation passing through the glazing and heating the home interior. The Solar Heat Gain co...