Solar power / Guides

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...solar power generation: 10 questions to ask a solar panel installation contractor All about solar batteries for home power storage Choosing between a so...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar fa...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...power I use is green?" They don't, that's not how it works. Even if you have solar panels on your roof, the actual electricity you use is for the most part not ...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...solar power on the fly - charge your devices easily while hiking or camping, or just walking down the street wearing your swanky solar-panel pants. No word on a...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...power at off-peak times to pump water to a location where it is ready to be released and generate hydroelectric power. There are close to a dozen facilities lik...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...solar power today and how this technology is being applied throughout Canada and the world. About solar - how it works While the specifics behind solar powe...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...solar in the future. Solar water heating is much less expensive than solar power generation (photovoltaic) . New homes can be made 'solar ready' which is very...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Solar Roof to market, Tesla is partnering with Solar City , a dominant player in the American solar power industry with franchises all over the United States. A...

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

All about off-grid power generation

...power from the batteries and solar panels out to the house, it can also convert AC power from the generator (or for others' setups, the power grid) into DC powe...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...solar energy. In a world of passive, self-sustaining mini-power stations, would the need for fossil fuel actually evaporate along with the need for a power cord...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...powered modem to operate. Home batteries and generators can charge devices, but a very simple option to keep your phone powered is a portable power bank. Be s...