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Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine. And a major criticism with wind turbines is that you get a lot at night when you don't need it, so being able to store excess wind power makes it far more viable. Protecting your home from flooding: When do you get power outages? Most often they are caused ...

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

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

...wind turbines: Zoetrope home wind turbine by Applied Sciences The problem here is trees! It's recommended to ensure that a wind turbine is taller than any other structure or tree within 100 metres. The wind patterns of your geographical location would be the first thing to investigate in determining whether o...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...wind turbine made from common materials. Many of the materials can be found at your local hardware store and the rest can purchased online or made at home, for the truly industrious amongst us. The Zoetrope was conceived when renewable energy advocate, Mike Marohn commissioned Applied Sciences to design a small scale w...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...wind turbines will be used to pump water out, then at peak hours, seawater will be allowed to flow back in through hydroelectric turbines. By storing excess power, the system will increase its effectiveness in two ways - by making use of energy that is often dumped from wind farms at off-peak hours, and to be able ...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...farm in Sarnia Ontario, the microFIT program is intended to encourage renewable energy projects in small businesses, individual households, farms, or community buildings. The program offers guaranteed pricing for successful applicants who build new, renewable energy projects in the province, which produce less than 1...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...windling supply. Windmills have a similar footprint as they are made mostly of steel, along with fiberglass and plastics, and they are seated on a concrete base. Then and only then, can the ‘clean electricity’ be generated and delivered to your home. Solar panel manufacturing facility How do I buy green energ...