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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.

...Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the different options & how they work Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor T esla solar panels - special offers announced Tesla S...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...Solar Roof, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the different options & how they work Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor T esla solar panels -...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...solar panels work on cloudy days as well, but less effectively. Government incentives are sometimes available, but that seems prone to change with little notice. Investigate that before you make any decisions. Cons: PV panels cost more than solar thermal panels, grants and incentives can provide some ...

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

...panels: 12 Solarworld 235 watt panels (2820W in total) Additional panels (fall of 2015) : 12 Jinko 250 watt panels (3000W total) Batteries : 8 Deka deep cycle solar batteries, lead acid AGM 12V 265 Ah (a nominal 25 kWh storage) Backup generator: Generac Ecogen, 6 kW Electronics: Schneider MPPT 80 600 Charge...

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...solar panel system that would be required to meet your demand. Now think of that in terms of heat - insulation is cheaper than solar panels, so that should be your starting place. If you reduce the heat loss of a home by 70-80% (which is not that hard to do with a new building), you reduce the amount of panels requir...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...solar thermal panels. Even this type of system is not new, the first house in the United States with an active solar heating system was built In 1939 on the MIT campus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and sat on top of a huge water reservoir that was heated by thermal solar panels. MIT Solar House thermal...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...solar over the last 10 years Now you know about Home Batteries and Power Storage. Read more moving away from fossil fuels and how to reduce your carbon footprint in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer Building a Near Zero Energy Home on a B...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...solar powered electrical system. This semester, his class went one better, constructing a 70 square-foot “living system” that can be towed on a standard 5 X 8-foot trailer. The pod-shaped tiny house includes indoor plumbing in the form of a composting toilet, a rainwater collection system, and a single 120-watt sol...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...solar power The latest technologies in Lithium-ion home batteries All about solar panels: how they work Ten questions to ask a solar contractor before singing a contract Off-grid living blog: a homeowner reflects on the design and building process Tesla Solar Roof shingles review Aquion Energy

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...solar heat gain. Exterior durability measures include a metal roof and fascia, electrically controlled exterior shutters, stone and red spruce siding. Heat recovered ventilation is provided by a Zhender air exchanger rated at 93% efficiency and along with interior appliances is powered by a 5.4 watt photovoltaic so...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...solar panels on homes. The implications of what Azelio is doing could be quite significant, and in order to explain that properly requires a quick recap of the more common technologies for comparison: The difference between solar thermal and PV solar panels Standard photovoltaic panels absorb photons from the sun, ...