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1 02, 2017

Snow On Solar Panels – SunPump Winter Performance

By | 2017-02-02T09:22:22+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized, SunPump, Solar, Home Heating|Comments Off on Snow On Solar Panels – SunPump Winter Performance

Many times we are asked about snow on solar panels and how SunPump performs in parts of Canada and cold climates. We are happy to report that in most cases SunPump will produce heat even with a fresh snow covering. There are however limitations and conditions to that answer. One of the common factors with homes in Edmonton, Kelowna, and Salmon Arm has been [...]

11 11, 2016

Donald Trump Energy Independence – A Solar Renewable Strategy

By | 2016-11-11T13:50:26+00:00 November 11th, 2016|News, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Solar Heating, Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Donald Trump Energy Independence – A Solar Renewable Strategy

As a result of the Donald Trump Presidential victory this week, many in the Renewable Energy industry are worried about the likely changes coming to their business, and rightfully so. A divided America has elected a Climate Change Denier who believes all the scientists are wrong, that Human activity is not a cause, and that it is all a Chinese hoax to undermine US manufacturing. [...]

30 05, 2016

Solar Thermal Energy A ‘Complete’ Fuel Solution

By | 2016-05-30T13:50:37+00:00 May 30th, 2016|SunPump, Solar, solar thermal|Comments Off on Solar Thermal Energy A ‘Complete’ Fuel Solution

No-one can question that solar PV has become the face of the solar industry worldwide. The advantage of solar PV is the same as the advantage of the electricity it generates - it's flexible. You can stick a handful of solar panels on virtually any roof anywhere, and the system will start ticking away, quietly offsetting the bills you pay for taking power from the grid. If you need [...]

27 05, 2016

Renewable Energy Industry Employment At New High

By | 2016-05-27T12:34:52+00:00 May 27th, 2016|News, Solar, Clean Tech|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Industry Employment At New High

Record numbers of people are now employed in the renewable energy industry, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has claimed. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, was released this week, and shows a global increase in employment of 5% over last year to a global total of over 8.1 million. A further 1.3 million people are estimated to work in the [...]

24 05, 2016

Solar Panels More Efficient Than Ever

By | 2016-05-24T13:41:11+00:00 May 24th, 2016|SunPump, Solar, Clean Tech|Comments Off on Solar Panels More Efficient Than Ever

Solar panels are the beating heart of virtually every solar energy system out there, and it's important that they work proficiently. Whether you're talking about a SunPump for home and hot water heating or a full-scale solar power plant for generating electricity, the efficiency of the solar panels used will largely define the efficiency of the system as a whole. The ideal solar panel would convert 100% of [...]

8 04, 2016

A Global Renewable Energy Grid By 2050

By | 2016-04-08T12:17:05+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Solar, Clean Tech|Comments Off on A Global Renewable Energy Grid By 2050

Yesterday we took a look at the history of solar thermal energy, so for the sake of symmetry today we will be looking into the future (or should I say one possible future) of clean energy. The possible future in question is the brainchild of Liu Zhenya, chairman of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). China is after getting a habit for thinking big when it comes to [...]

6 04, 2016

Why Solar Is Beating Oil And Gas

By | 2016-04-06T13:16:37+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Solar, Clean Tech, Solar Heating|Comments Off on Why Solar Is Beating Oil And Gas

Over the last number of years, the price of oil and gas has dropped steadily worldwide. From the perspective of solar and renewable energy, the easy assumption to make here is that cheaper fossil fuel prices would harm the development of solar power. Yet this has not been the case. Investment in solar and other renewable energy sources has never been higher, and more solar [...]

4 04, 2016

What Makes SunPump Different?

By | 2016-04-04T12:32:15+00:00 April 4th, 2016|SunPump, Solar, Solar Heating|Comments Off on What Makes SunPump Different?

When I started writing this morning, my intention was to present a slightly more technical, close-up look at what solar PV and solar thermal systems are and how they function. The idea was to split solar down the middle, to give a description of solar PV and solar thermal and finish with a section describing how the SunPump fits in and what it offers. However, after [...]

23 02, 2016

Trudeau To Vancouver For National Climate Plan Talks

By | 2016-02-23T12:44:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|News, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Vancouver, Solar Heating, British Columbia|Comments Off on Trudeau To Vancouver For National Climate Plan Talks

Prime minister Justin Trudeau will meet with aboriginal leaders in Vancouver on March 2nd before a First Ministers' Meeting on March 3rd to discuss climate change. Coming in the wake of the Paris Climate Conference, after which Trudeau promised to hold a First Ministers' Meeting within 90 days, it is hoped that the meetings will lay down a framework for a national climate plan. The talks will be [...]

22 02, 2016

Will Richmond Try Solar Thermal After P.V. Concerns?

By | 2016-02-22T12:18:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Heat Pump, Solar Heating, British Columbia|Comments Off on Will Richmond Try Solar Thermal After P.V. Concerns?

The city of Richmond has been looking closely at solar P.V., and unfortunately for B.C. clean energy advocates, the news does not look good. Richmond already makes use of solar P.V. panels at several community centres, fire stations and other public buildings, and the city had been hoping to install more solar P.V. on residential buildings. City staff acknowledge that the cost of P.V. panels has come [...]

18 02, 2016

Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Solar Heating in B.C.

By | 2016-02-18T13:56:14+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Green Building, Climate Change, Solar, Clean Tech, Home Heating, Solar Heating|Comments Off on Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Solar Heating in B.C.

Over the past week, we discussed some of British Columbia's green energy goals and projects, including Vancouver's 2020 'greenest city action plan' and B.C.'s forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan. Naturally, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is at the heart of all of these plans and targets. As natural gas and oil companies begin to feel the effects of increased competition from renewable energy sources, it might seem like the [...]

28 01, 2016

Solar Power Growth: How Fast Will Solar Grow?

By | 2016-02-25T10:55:51+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Solar, Clean Tech|Comments Off on Solar Power Growth: How Fast Will Solar Grow?

Never before has clean technology and renewable energy been more in the public eye. Whether it's solar, geothermal, wind or tidal, the world is crying out for the true successor to oil and gas to be revealed. Recently we discussed the state of affairs in Germany, where senior government officials declared solar and wind to be the 'clear winners' in the race to be the technology of [...]

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