Solar

Solar In The Winter

2018-12-18T18:32:01+00:00

Solar In The Winter Welcome to the last and final part of our Winter Solar Series! These past three weeks we’ve been busting some myths about solar in the winter time. If you’ve been with us since the beginning then you know that going solar during the coldest, darkest and snowiest season of the year is actually worth it! WINTER RECAP Here’s a quick recap on what we know so far: The cold has no negative effect on solar [...]

Solar In The Winter2018-12-18T18:32:01+00:00

Solar In The Dark

2018-12-17T20:09:42+00:00

Solar In The Dark Another week, another addition to our Winter Solar Series! This is part 3 of our solar series and we will be diving into how shorter winter days and fewer sunlight hours affect your solar production. But first, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out last week’s blog post about solar versus snow here. In The Dark As explained in part 1 of our solar series, solar panels don’t convert heat into [...]

Solar In The Dark2018-12-17T20:09:42+00:00

Solar Under Snow

2018-12-17T20:12:48+00:00

Solar Panels VS Snow Welcome back to the second part of our Winter Solar Series! If you missed last week’s post, we discussed how the cold affects solar panel production. (Spoiler: The cold is actually a good thing!) Check out that post here if you haven’t already. Heavy Snowfall So now that we know that the cold actually benefits solar production, what about snow? Can solar panels produce energy under heavy snowfall? The quick and simple answer to this [...]

Solar Under Snow2018-12-17T20:12:48+00:00

Solar Panels VS The Cold

2018-12-04T18:49:25+00:00

Solar Panels VS The Cold Welcome to the first post of our 4 part Winter Solar series! Each week we will be busting some myths about solar panels in the winter time. This week’s topic: How do solar panels perform in the cold?Extreme TemperaturesCanada is known as the Great White North, and for good reason. We have long, cold ,dark and snowy winters for a large portion of the year. And in some cities, such as Ottawa, temperatures can drop [...]

Solar Panels VS The Cold2018-12-04T18:49:25+00:00

Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know

2018-10-16T19:03:52+00:00

Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know We all know that renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are good for the environment. But did you know that investing in renewable energy boosts the economy as well? The renewable energy sector is growing rapidly and there's no better time to make the switch than now. An article written by Jake Richardson highlights some key benefits of investing in renewables:  "Jobs, jobs, jobs! The first point is that there are a [...]

Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know2018-10-16T19:03:52+00:00

Why Gender Equality is Crucial for Climate Action

2018-10-25T17:23:34+00:00

Why Gender Equality is Crucial for Climate Action Climate change is a global issue and its effects can be felt in every corner of the Earth; however, it is clear that these effects are felt more potently in some areas than others. Unfortunately, while industrialized countries (such as Canada and the US) contribute the most to climate change, developing countries and island nations are the ones who feel the brunt of its consequences the most. Women in particular are especially [...]

Why Gender Equality is Crucial for Climate Action2018-10-25T17:23:34+00:00

How Much Electricity Are You REALLY Losing?

2018-10-16T19:40:00+00:00

How Much Electricity Are You REALLY Losing? The process it takes to get electricity from the power plant to your home is probably more complicated than you think. The energy that is generated has to go through a series of steps before it is transmitted from these power plants to the outlets in your home. But how much of that electricity are you actually getting and how much of it end up being lost along the way? The Three [...]

How Much Electricity Are You REALLY Losing?2018-10-16T19:40:00+00:00

Is Solar Good For Your Business?

2018-10-16T19:45:50+00:00

Is Solar Good For Your Business? When it comes to switching to solar energy, most people may think of residential solar or Fortune500 companies Making The Switch. However, solar technology has become so efficient and affordable that businesses of all shapes and sizes can switch to solar. If you own a small, medium, or large business it is a smart business decision to Make The Switch to Solar. Listed below are some of the benefits of going solar.  Solar [...]

Is Solar Good For Your Business?2018-10-16T19:45:50+00:00

Solar Panels During The Winter

2018-11-06T19:53:46+00:00

Solar Panels During The Winter Ah yes, good old Canadian winters! They make the weather in The Day After Tomorrow seem like a nice Spring day. Temperatures that reach lower than - 40 degrees Celsius, freezing rain, 2.5 + metres of snow, salt everywhere and people completely forgetting how to drive when it snows less than a centimetre are all part of Canadian winters. So with all this, are solar panels worth having especially during Canadian winters? The answer is a surprisingly [...]

Solar Panels During The Winter2018-11-06T19:53:46+00:00

10 Pros and Cons of Going Solar

2018-10-16T19:56:17+00:00

10 Pros and Cons of Going Solar Choosing to go solar is a very personal and financial decision - it's a big investment! Although at Switch, we believe solar energy is one of the best investments you can make (for yourself and the planet), so we've composed a list of 10 pros and cons of solar energy to help you decide if Making The Switch is the right choice for you! Check it out! 1. Stop renting your [...]

10 Pros and Cons of Going Solar2018-10-16T19:56:17+00:00