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Investing in Solar Energy

Investing in Solar Energy

  Investing in Solar The price of solar panels is down. It’s fallen by more than 75 percent since 2009, according to prominent environmentalist Bill McKibben. This drop reflects increased efficiency, both in the manufacturing process and in the panels themselves. Still, the initial cost of buying […]

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It’s Time To Talk Solar

It’s Time To Talk Solar

Canada imports oil from Saudi Arabia, Libia and other foreign countries to a tune of about a million barrels a day, which comes as a big surprise to most people. While this is no doubt great news for the Saudi royal family, it is bad news for […]

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Cost of “Greening” Your New Home in Ontario

Cost of “Greening” Your New Home in Ontario

Most builders, especially mass production builders, build to the Ontario Building Code standards only; meaning that they build to the minimum acceptable standards, equating to more profits for them. In Supplementary Standard SB-12 Energy Efficiency For Housing, March 15, 2013, update, you can see those rules up to date. If, […]

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The Intermediate Guide to Solar Water Heating Systems

The Intermediate Guide to  Solar Water Heating Systems

Solar Water Heating Systems Solar water heater is a device that is designed for heating water directly by using the energy from the sun. The solar water heating system consists of the following pieces of equipment: A solar collector. An insulated storage tank. Electric pumps. A cold […]

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Solar Water Heating

Solar Water Heating

Solar Water Heating Solar water heaters can reduce annual water heating bills by 50% to 80%  Water heating can constitute 15% to 25%, or more, of the energy use of a home. The approximate annual cost to operate water heaters ranges from $300 for a minimum efficiency […]

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Cost of Solar System for Your Home

Cost of Solar System for Your Home

Cost of Solar System for Your Home Whether you’re remodeling your home or on the hunt for a new one, the cost of a solar system is on everyone’s radar these days. Installing a solar energy system can give your home that extra edge while saving you […]

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Solar Radiant Floor Heating – What You Need To Know

Solar Radiant Floor Heating – What You Need To Know

Solar Radiant Floor Heating Solar hot water heating systems are compatible with radiant floor systems for a multitude of reasons: 1. The radiant floor system requires water temperatures in the same range that the solar system can generate. 2. Hydronic baseboards and fan coil systems, by comparison, […]

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The Reality Behind Home Energy Consumption

The Reality Behind Home Energy Consumption

Expensive is just one of the words that people today use to describe electricity bills. It seems that every day, the cost of electricity keeps getting higher and higher. Because of this, we all tend to look towards alternative energy sources. Home Energy Consumption However, as governments […]

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Solar Energy And Radiant Floor Heating

Solar Energy And Radiant Floor Heating

Solar Energy And Radiant Floor Heating A clear trend is developing in consumer preferences toward the use of radiant floor heating in combination with solar water heating systems. Solar hot water heating systems are compatible with radiant floor systems for a number of reasons: 1. The radiant […]

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Solar Hot Water System Design

Solar Hot Water System Design

Thermal energy is required in a high range of temperature in many industrial processes. Solar thermal systems are of great use for this kind of thermal processes. Using solar heat into a wide variety of industrial processes has been a challenging work. About 70% of the annual […]

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Benefits Of Solar Water System

Benefits Of Solar Water System

With the rise in energy costs, more and more homeowners and businesses are looking for ways to reduce their energy use.  Benefits Of Solar Water System Solar hot watersystems are the most cost effective form of renewable energy currently available.  Solar hot water systems can save hundreds of dollars annually on […]

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Get Your Power from the Sun – Photovoltaic Solar System

Get Your Power from the Sun – Photovoltaic Solar System

Are you thinking of buying a solar electric system for your home or business? Solar electric systems, which are also called photovoltaic or PV systems, are reliable and pollution-free. They make use of a renewable source of energy—the sun. And PV systems for homes and businesses are becoming more […]

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Designing a Residential Solar Water Heater

Designing a Residential Solar Water Heater

Evacuated Tube Solar Panels With the increase in electricity and gas prices, the need for renewable sources of energy is growing. Heating water accounts for nearly one-third of a typical home’s energy bill. Using the sun’s energy to heat water is not a new idea. More than […]

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Solar Energy in Canada

Solar Energy in Canada

Solar Energy in Canada for Residential Applications Canadians can heat water for domestic consumption without causing pollution or paying for expensive fossil fuels or electricity – by using solar energy. While conventional water heating appliances cost money and pollute the air, solar water heaters use only clean […]

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Solar Hot Water Heater

Solar Hot Water Heater

solar hot water heater Designing a Residential Solar Hot Water Heater The sun’s energy can be gathered in south-facing panels called ‘solar collectors.’ These collectors convert the energy in sunlight into heat. Throughout the day, a system controller compares the temperatures of the collectors with the temperature […]

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