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25 05, 2016

Energy Independence At Home Is A Great Feeling

By | 2016-05-25T13:44:33+00:00 May 25th, 2016|SunPump, Clean Tech, Home Heating|Comments Off on Energy Independence At Home Is A Great Feeling

Energy independence is something you tend hear when talking about whole countries and their efforts to stop importing so much oil. However, for decades individual homeowners have been getting in on the act too, reducing the amount of fossil fuel they burn and/or electricity they pull from the grid. The idea is simple; to replace these external sources of energy with renewable energy that is generated on-site [...]

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 [...]

20 05, 2016

Global Temperature Records Broken Again In April

By | 2016-05-20T13:34:32+00:00 May 20th, 2016|News, Climate Change|Comments Off on Global Temperature Records Broken Again In April

Global temperature records continue to be broken on a monthly basis, with this past April now officially the hottest April on record. April was 1.10°C (1.98°F) warmer than the 20th-century average for April of 13.7°C (56.7°F) and 0.28°C (0.50°F) above the previous record for April, set in 2010. This marks seven months in a row where the respective monthly temperature record has been broken. All seven [...]

16 05, 2016

Ontario Climate Plan To Change Province Forever

By | 2016-05-16T12:15:36+00:00 May 16th, 2016|News, Climate Change, Canada|Comments Off on Ontario Climate Plan To Change Province Forever

Ontario Climate Plan: A $7 billion climate plan will bring sweeping changes to Ontario, tipping the scales away from fossil fuel and towards clean, renewable sources of energy. The plan, unveiled today by an exclusive in The Globe And Mail, would fundamentally change how Ontarians consume and create energy on a day-to-day basis. "We are on the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime transformation. It’s a transformation of [...]

6 05, 2016

Green Building Certificates Pay Off

By | 2016-05-06T12:11:27+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Green Building, Design, Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Green Building Certificates Pay Off

Whether it's LEED, ENERGY STAR or BOMA BEST, green building certificates are gold standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. Properties designed with the goal of receiving certification in mind are usually built to the highest quality - efficient heating, insulation, even the basic layout of rooms, windows and corridors all come into consideration. It's about maximising efficiency in all aspects of the building. Now, personally I used to [...]

5 05, 2016

How To Estimate Solar Heating Savings

By | 2016-05-05T12:06:02+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Home Heating, Solar Heating, Affordable Solar|Comments Off on How To Estimate Solar Heating Savings

In a perfect world, if you were buying a new solar heating system you could look on the manufacturer's website and read: "Solar heating savings: our system will save you $500 per year and pay for itself after 6 years." Of course, things aren't that simple. This is because figuring out how much a new heating system will save you compared to your old system mostly depends on [...]

4 05, 2016

Five Advantages of Solar Heat Pumps

By | 2016-05-04T12:16:50+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Heat Pump, Home Heating, Solar Heating|Comments Off on Five Advantages of Solar Heat Pumps

Solar heat pumps are high-efficiency home heating systems that have left energy enthusiasts dumbfounded that nobody invented them sooner. Solar heat pumps combine two proven technologies together (solar thermal panels and a heat pump), creating a home heating system greater than the sum of its parts. Most people are familiar with solar thermal panels (they capture heat from the sun for space or hot water heating), and even if you've never [...]

2 05, 2016

Support Clean Tech In Canada: Report

By | 2016-05-02T12:09:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Clean Tech, Canada|Comments Off on Support Clean Tech In Canada: Report

As an industry, clean technology is what is called 'high innovation'. A High innovation industry simply means that new inventions and innovations tend to drive the industry forward more than normal. Small startup companies can have genuine success, so long as their product is solid. When a country becomes famed for a high innovation industry, as Canada has become known for clean tech, things can get very exciting. High [...]

28 04, 2016

3 Ways To Optimize Your Home Heating System

By | 2016-04-28T12:20:19+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized, Home Heating, Solar Heating|Comments Off on 3 Ways To Optimize Your Home Heating System

Whether you're sick of expensive bills, you want a more comfortable home or you just hate knowing that your system isn't efficient, there are lots of ways to optimize your home heating system. The heating system you use (and how you use it) can have a big effect on how your home feels. Comfort isn't just about keeping the thermostat high - its about creating an environment where [...]

27 04, 2016

Cheap Prices Won’t Save Fossil Fuels

By | 2016-04-27T12:03:57+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Climate Change, Clean Tech, Home Heating|Comments Off on Cheap Prices Won’t Save Fossil Fuels

Make no mistake about it, we are living in strange times when it comes to energy production. After decades of being dominated by big oil and gas, today the renewable energy sector is thriving in countries right around the world. Part of the reason for this clean energy success over fossil fuels has been the innovation and improvements made to solar, wind and other renewable technologies [...]

25 04, 2016

Solar Hybrids Save Time and Money

By | 2016-04-25T13:13:50+00:00 April 25th, 2016|SunPump, Solar Heating|Comments Off on Solar Hybrids Save Time and Money

For homeowners, businesses, contractors and builders, it's an exciting time to be involved with solar heating. Solar hybrids have changed the game when it comes to home heating, offering homeowners a clean, efficient and cost-effective heating system. But things haven't always been this way for solar heating. It's not so long ago that solar heating was highly expensive, with home heating systems taking years (even decades) [...]

21 04, 2016

Solar Adds Thousands To Home Property Value

By | 2016-04-21T12:06:26+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Home Heating, Affordable Solar|Comments Off on Solar Adds Thousands To Home Property Value

Recently on the Solar Blog we talked about three different ways a solar thermal heating system can both save and earn you money. Today we are going to focus on just one of these areas in more detail by examining just how solar adds tens of thousands of dollars to a home's value. In our experience here at SunPump, many people have come to expect savings on [...]

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