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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.

...Tesla's Solar Roof: Solar Roof © Tesla Almost all solar panels are silica based, Tesla shingles are quartz based, which makes them more efficient and more durable. A wide product range mimics the look of terra cotta roof coverings, slate, a smooth glassy look and even something that looks a bit like normal ...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Tesla model 3 and other electric vehicles ) more affordable than driving combustion engine vehicles. The economic case for the Tesla roof follows that same principle. The Tesla solar roof tiles integrate with identical non-solar ones for a seamless look we like When can I get a Tesla solar roof? The answer to...

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

...Tesla Solar Roof. Good on ya, or good on Elon Musk I guess, for getting in your head. However, what many don't realize is that Tesla is not the only solar shingle manufacturer, but they are certainly the most well known - and the buzz that surrounds any business activity with the name "Tesla" attached to it is certainl...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...Tesla ones I know of ‘locally’ are Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall, Oshawa, Peterborough and there’s a few in Toronto. There is even one in Mont Tremblant, Quebec where we charged up on a ski trip. Finding them isn’t hard because your car tells you where they are and it knows your range, so it’s kind of idiot proofed. T...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...Tesla are two of the more notable ones, and the Tesla powerwall did not live up to the hype that the name instantly generated and has since discontiued that model and replaced it with the Powerwall 2 . Sonnen Batterie to date seems to be the most promising; it is a self-monitoring, user-friendly battery with the capabi...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...Tesla (Tesla Superchargers), and as you would expect they don’t accommodate other makes. Tesla showed a lot of market foresight and built a network of charging stations long before there was demand, so in most areas, Tesla drivers currently enjoy quick and easy access to chargers without waiting. Note: not to make a ...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...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 course, to provide low-carbon energy to run our homes, business...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...Tesla Solar Panel special offer , find out more about solar photovoltaic panels here , or if you're looking to build soon, look for inspiration for building a near zero energy home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guide...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...Tesla Solar Panel special offer , find out more about solar photovoltaic panels here , or if you're looking to build soon, look for inspiration for building a near zero energy home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guide...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Tesla EV super charger station in Montreal © Ecohome Electric vehicles (EVs) leave us with better air quality, they are relatively inexpensive to operate and prices continue to drop while the technology continues to advance. Hopefully EV’s will continue to take a larger market share, because therein lies the proble...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...Tesla now offers solar panels to rent , making PV solar systems far more accessible to homeowners). The premise behind this philosophy is that in times when hot water is not needed, a panel isn’t left stagnant and offering no value. If your solar installation was PV instead of thermal, solar radiation would always be...