Posts tagged: solar panels

Green Energy Doors Open Home Tour Gives a Glimpse of Future Living

By: Paula McCooey As the concern over climate change grows, so does the interest in energy efficient building and retrofitting. The Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) tour Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 showcases passive and net zero homes and buildings around Ottawa — as well as an Energy Showcase featuring green energy exhibits that will provide a […]

The Military Could Be About to Make Solar Power Way Better

The DOE’s recommendation that the military adopt solar backup generators means solar is about to get a military-style research boost. By: Avery Thompson Giant solar farms are springing up all over the country, and companies like Tesla are making it easier for the average consumer to buy rooftop solar panels to power their own homes. But solar is still […]

Saturday September 30th, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »

Charging EVs with Solar and Wind Is Doable with the New Giraffe 2.0

Leading the world’s clean energy revolution are cheaper renewable sources— mostly solar and wind — and electric vehicles with their rechargeable batteries. Already, thanks to companies like Tesla, a certain kind of energy ecosystem can be created using these. The batteries of EVs can be used to supply power electric grids, for example. But what if you can put solar and […]

Green Energy Success Stories From Hurricane Irma and Beyond

By: Juan Cole After Hurricane Irma in Florida, millions have been without electricity. But those Floridians who had solar panels plus an inverter or a Tesla powerwall were able to recover electricity immediately. Likewise, cities used solar to power traffic lights and other essential services after the huge storm had blown past. Likewise, solar panels kept the lights […]

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Solar Farm Report Card From a Cowichan Carbon Buster

“My solar farm demonstrates the new economics of renewable vs. fossil fuel energy”. By: Peter Nix My solar farm demonstrates the new economics of renewable vs. fossil fuel energy. Spend or invest in renewable energy — and make money. Spend on gas cars or appliances and/or heating systems that use fossil fuels — and lose […]