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Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

The flat plate solar thermal collector from Viessmann has a modulating collector to prevent overheating.

All about solar thermal collectors

Choosing the right solar thermal water heater system

Solar panel reflectors

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

A study showed that reflectors on solar panels can increase their performance by up to 30%

Lithium-ion solar home battery

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

How to choose and properly size a solar home battery system

Dual axis solar tracker

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

What to consider when choosing between a fixed-angle solar mount or one that tracks the sun all day.

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

Not only are they more durable, they are also pliable, lightweight and easily transportable.

Ssolar air heater

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

Solar air heaters are fairly easy to make or affordable to buy and offer a quick payback.

Celsius Solar Igloo

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

On display at Igloofest in Montreal, the Celsius solar igloo is an artistic demonstration of solar heating.

Tesla Solar Roof shingles

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

The name Tesla inspires visions of fast cars, rocket ships, high speed trains and now home solar roofs. So far they are big on fanfare but short on hard facts.

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

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

Aquion Energy's Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) saltwater batteries offer a safe, clean, non-hazardous and hassle-free solution to storing your own power

How solar panels work

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

Ever wonder how solar panels actually work? Here is a great explanation of how sun is converted into electricity, and some resources for getting set up with ...

News

Tesla solar roof

The Tesla Solar Roof price and release date

The Tesla Solar Roof is available this summer in Canada but it won't be cheap.

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

Vertical forests and vertical agriculture have long been dreamed of to help meet the need for urban food production and green space, but nothing ever got pas...

New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Province of Quebec, the 'Our House' project in Ormstown, Quebec, will see carpentry students building a ho...

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

Handing over the keys to the new owners of a LEED home built by students and donated to Habitat for Humanity

Advice

Solar air heater

Posted by Nathan Mackay Aug. 7, 2018, 8:26 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What is the cost of Net Zero?

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. Finding the right professionsals 3 Responses

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