Renewable Energy

Solar & Wind power generation and storage

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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 ...

Solar panel installation

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

Ten things to know that will help you get the best value out of a photovoltaic solar panel system

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours

60 minutes on this bicycle can power your home for 24 hours

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours?

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.

The best desk we've ever seen

The benefits of a bicycle desk are plenty: from generating your own energy, to optimizing your health, to reclaiming that time you might have spent at the gy...

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

The Ice Box Challenge compares Passive House construction to standard code-built construction by measuring the volume of melted ice after weeks in the sun.

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