While there is arguably never a bad time to install solar, there are a number of significant changes occurring, or about to occur, which will make 2013 the perfect year to install a solar electric (PV) system in Saskatchewan. 1) … Continue reading

 

Many of us are severely inconvenienced if our local power grid goes down for even a few hours, and may be in a serious crisis if the grid were to be out for a day or longer. In this blog … Continue reading

 
Posted by Brent  On    Posted in Energy Efficiency, Solar Water Heating

Q: Can I benefit from a motor upgrade on my existing furnace?  If so, how much will it save me, and how much will it cost? A: Most likely yes. The retrofit motors are 40% to 85% more efficient than many existing furnace motors … Continue reading

 
Posted by Brent  On    Posted in Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency

Q: What is the “fuel” efficiency of a modern electric car? A: A typical energy usage number for an electric car is 25 kWh per 100 km (40 kWh per 100 miles) traveled.  At today’s electricity and gas costs that … Continue reading

 

Question: “What is the optimal angle to install my solar panels at?” This is a common query we get as solar installers, and obviously is one we need to consider when installing solar panels for our clients. Answer: For most … Continue reading

 
Posted by Brent  On    Posted in Solar Water Heating

  In this post we are going to calculate the typical standing losses from both the solar storage tank, and from the conventional electric water heater tank on a solar water heating system, as well as provide some options for … Continue reading

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