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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 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 shingles Install price: $3.89 per Watt Product warranty: 11 years. Weather-performance warranty: 25 years. Certainteed Apollo solar shingles in review: Certainteed Apollo solar shingles make for an integrated solar roof mechanically if not aesthetically Certainteed solar roof shingles are inst...

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 thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glycol and water) and redistribute it throughout the house, through radiators or radiant floor heat. A system can work to heat your home, as well as pre-heating your domestic hot water. It can ea...

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

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...solar in the coming years as PV solar shingles such as the Tesla Solar Roof may actually be the cheapest roofing material over the lifespan of a building when reduced energy costs are factored. What are RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates)? The primary objective of the renewable energy-generation market is, of cour...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Solar thermal panels powered by photovoltaics: pumps and fans for hydronic solar panels (liquid) or air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slabs can be powered by a small photovoltaic panel . Heated concrete floors are a great way to store and distribute heat over extended periods of time making the mo...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...shingles and the cost of cedar, you can expect to pay around $27 to $40 per square foot installed. Lifespan of cedar siding: In and around 50 years, much longer with treated shingles and proper installation. Note: In this writer's experience, a step that is often missed in the installation of cedar shakes is crea...

How to Vent Roofs - the Methods, Vent Types, Fans
Walls and Roofs

Why Roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly

...shingles and can significantly shorten the lifespan of roof coverings. A cooler roof will help keep interior temperatures cooler as well, thus reducing the need for air conditioning, which is also why choosing a lighter shade of roof in a hot climate is the best plan. What’s better - a ventilated roof or unventilat...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Solar heated floor - an Ecohome concept house And in other news… There is one energy saving feature that has not been included in the carbon footprint and energy consumption calculations of this particular house, which is the solar air heated slab-on-grade floor. Unlike most radiant floors where heated liquid is pa...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...solar panels or super-thick walls, but they easily rank as one of the lower impact home choices. Along with shared heat, they use existing infrastructure (water/sewage/power) and are usually near bus routes and services, making even the worst of them greener than a lot of the 'green' homes that lie outside of urban cen...