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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 solar tracker or fixed solar mount Discover more about the Tesla Solar Panel special offer , find out more about solar photovoltaic panels here , or if you're...

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 farm, or a hydroelectric station, same thing, you are powering your home with clean renewable energy. For example, 95% of the power used in Quebec is largely fe...

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 the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity generated by home solar panels happens in the middle of the day when most of us are at work and our hom...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...power could come partly from a solar farm and partly from a coal-burning power plant. In general though, the power you draw comes from the closest source. So if you live near a hydroelectric dam, it’s a safe assumption that most of the power you consume would come from there. Corporate responsibility and green mark...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Solar technology in 2017 According to the Canadian Solar Industries Association , Canada reached over 2,500 megawatts of cumulative solar energy capacity at the end of 2015 and jumped onto the list of top 10 national markets for solar power. These statistics, paired with some exciting current developments in solar po...

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 launch date as of yet, but we will update the story when they hit the market. Solar panels just keep getting cooler and cooler. Discover more about the Tesla...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...PowerTM can be integrated directly into the surfaces of mobile electronics as an auxiliary power source, with no degradation of device function or display clarity. Among other applications, ClearView PowerTM can also serve as an invisible, power-producing coating for windows, providing an onboard power source for elect...

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

...power generation with propane. I looked briefly into bringing power lines back to our site, but an off-grid solution became the obvious choice when I realized that the price would greatly exceed $100,000 just to put in the power poles. I already had quite an interest in sustainable energy and solar power, so this pro...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...power stations. The concept is quite simple, and facilities like this already exist in many countries around the world. It is a matter of taking unneeded renewable 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 faciliti...

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

...solar roof here , the next phase of solar-power generation for homes are solar shingles, solar tiles or what has become known as Solar Roofs. Simply with the mention of that, it is likely that at least a few of you instantly thought of the Tesla Solar Roof. Good on ya, or good on Elon Musk I guess, for getting in your ...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...solar power generation & battery free power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas come and go, and on occasion a game-changing technology or product emerges. The big news lately is in renewable energy - solar power generation, solar power storage, electric vehicles, and...