Solar

4 Environmental Benefits of Going Solar

2019-02-21T19:56:14+00:00

4 Environmental Benefits of Going Solar As the world continues to transition to a renewable energy future, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is the key to a successful transition. Installing solar panels onto your roof is one of the best ways to contribute to a healthier environment. To better understand the positive impacts of going solar, here are 4 environmental benefits of Making The Switch. Clean Renewable Energy Solar energy is the most abundant [...]

4 Environmental Benefits of Going Solar2019-02-21T19:56:14+00:00

Rising Hydro Costs And Becoming Energy Independent

2019-02-06T19:43:24+00:00

Rising Hydro Costs and Becoming Energy Independent Despite the promise made by Doug Ford to reduce Ontarian’s Hydro rates by 12 percent, those living in Ontario can expect to see even higher Hydro bills this month. Toronto Hydro announced rate changes on their official Twitter page earlier this year: “As of January 1, 2019, the Delivery Charge on your bill increased. The rates reflect changes in distribution and transmission charges, as approved by the Ontario Energy [...]

Rising Hydro Costs And Becoming Energy Independent2019-02-06T19:43:24+00:00

Clean Tech Trends You Should Expect in 2019

2019-01-24T20:01:41+00:00

Clean Tech Trends You Should Expect In 2019 Last year was a great year for the clean tech sector. We saw tremendous growth in the renewable energy industry when the cost of solar continued to plummet which, in turn, sparked the growth of energy storage and other green complementary green products. California, the 5th largest economy in the world, committed to a 100% carbon-free power sector by 2045, and we are seeing an even higher increase of adoption [...]

Clean Tech Trends You Should Expect in 20192019-01-24T20:01:41+00:00

Solar In The Winter

2019-01-02T18:28:10+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 of what we know so far: The cold has no negative effect on solar [...]

Solar In The Winter2019-01-02T18:28:10+00:00

Solar In The Dark

2019-01-16T19:32:33+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 Dark2019-01-16T19:32:33+00:00

Solar Under Snow

2019-01-16T19:36:16+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 Snow2019-01-16T19:36:16+00:00

Solar Panels VS The Cold

2019-01-16T20:06:47+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 Temperatures Canada 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, [...]

Solar Panels VS The Cold2019-01-16T20:06:47+00:00

Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know

2019-02-06T18:25:37+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 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 huge [...]

Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know2019-02-06T18:25:37+00:00

Why Gender Equality is Crucial for Climate Action

2019-02-06T18:29:48+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 Action2019-02-06T18:29:48+00:00

How Much Electricity Are You REALLY Losing?

2019-02-06T18:41:31+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?2019-02-06T18:41:31+00:00