Technology / Guides

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...technology and local labour. The project achieves its net zero ambitions in a holistic way, exploiting passive solar orientation and creating a highly insulat...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

New technology combines solar power generation & battery free power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas com...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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

...technology, then this article is for you. We’ve outlined some of the basics of residential solar power today and how this technology is being applied throughout...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...technology that never got far beyond being just a gimmick. If there is something new going on here that's great, but they've given very few details so we are ho...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...technology to ensure a reasonable return on the investment. Eligibility Prices and Project types for the microFIT program: Renewable Technology ...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...technology are making the possibility of working from home a viable alternative to schlepping ourselves to the office. When we consider eliminating the daily ...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...technology problem to have an integrated solar cell with a roof tile, have it look good, and last for 30 years.” As for cost, Musk went on to say: “I am very ...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

One of the biggest drawbacks to renewable energies like wind and solar, is that it is unpredictable. This presents a challenge to grid operators, as they strug...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...technology is evolving rapidly, causing energy-savvy builders to take notice as the technology improves and the prices come down. If you are unfamiliar with how...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...technology and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the course of a day. The flat roof design allows for a green roof or the ins...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...technology development informed his approach to product design, with a particular focus on taking responsibility for the lifecycle of materials. This meant subs...