Solar panels in Canada / Guides

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Canada experiencing a jump in residential solar power installations in the past few years. If you’re thinking about taking the leap into renewable energy in y...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...inuing drop in cost for home solar power generation has led to a dramatic increase in the rate of installations, for both residential and commercial use. Increa...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts to look into that for you. The solar tracker in these images was installed by Goggin Energy in a wooded area in central Maine; in this case, the roof orie...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...inly making waves in the home solar industry. What are Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)? Standard photovoltaic solar panels are typically large pane...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels is an excerpt from a piece written by Hugh Perry, provided courtesy of ecoHouse Canada Magazine. The direction and angle of solar panels: Inclination in...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...panels are simply feeding the grid. At night when the sun is down and you are using power, you are drawing off the grid. Having home solar panels means you ha...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...inating the need for sheathing and roofing materials. By replacing sheeting and roof coverings, this potentially offers a net savings on roofing with new home...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...Solar thermal panels in cold climates are at risk of freezing in winter, so in the North, we use a glycol mix as a heat transfer fluid. This prevents panels fro...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...ind the big marketing push. To get the Solar Roof to market, Tesla is partnering with Solar City , a dominant player in the American solar power industry with...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors panels that can be used for water heating and space heating. A thermal solar collector in a warm climate can have water running through its pane...

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

All about off-grid power generation system: Photovoltaic panels: 12 Solarworld 235 watt panels (2820W in total) Additional panels (fall of 2015) : 12 Jinko 250 watt panels (3000W total) Batter...