Home & Office In-House Solar Power Solutions

Indoor Solar Charging System called Simon

It’s a Friday afternoon, and after a busy week, you’re a bit tired, and looking forward to chilling out over the weekend. You gaze out the window of your home office and gaze out across the sunny scene in front of you, just soaking in that sunlight and warmth for a moment, anticipating how good it will feel to bask … Read More

Renewable Energy Options for Businesses and Homes

A globe out of solar panels as a symbol for Renewable Energy

For the past several decades, there has been a growing awareness of the need for moving away from the dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels as energy sources, which have been in heavy use for more than a century. The key question has been that of finding renewable sources that could compete at least reasonably well with their fossil fuel counterparts. Although … Read More

Solar Power Growth in Corporate America

USA Flag with solar panel

In October 2016, The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) produced its 5th edition of ‘Solar Means Business, Tracking Solar Adoption by America’s Top Companies’, which examines large corporations’ adoption of solar power. This article focuses on the key findings from that report and analysis from related industry sources. The main conclusions are that there is a continuing strong rate of growth in the … Read More

Solar Systems Usage in Business

Solar Power in front of an office

There is now a significant case to be made for the adoption of solar systems usage in business, with many businesses of all sizes, right up to multi-nationals already reaping sizeable benefits for years. In many cases, the financial case alone wins the day, especially once government subsidies are factored in, alongside depreciation and amortization of upfront costs. Once all … Read More

Photovoltaic Cells – The Foundation of a Revolution

A Photovoltaic Cell

Photovoltaic cells (also known as PV cells) are small light-sensitive electronic devices that produce electrical current when exposed to sunlight. When grouped together in solar panels, and groups of solar panels, they form the basis for the most powerful form of renewable energy on the planet. Since the world has a growing appetite for electricity, especially in this digital age, … Read More

Canadian Solar Energy Overview

Canadian Flag and circuit board

Canadian solar energy has achieved a 13.8 compound annual growth rate since 2004, to reach a total installed capacity of nearly 3,000 Megawatts, and is poised for significant growth over the coming years. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Canadian federal government’s release in December 2016 of its Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate … Read More

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy Explained

Photovoltaic System on grassland

From early applications in space exploration, to solar calculators to modern solar power generation, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy has become a significant contributor to the clean energy mix globally. This limitless form of renewable energy is growing rapidly and now extends well beyond meeting the fundamental need for our growing appetite for low-cost electricity. Photovoltaic /PV solar energy is increasingly … Read More

Active Building Facades

A futuristic active Facade

As more and more businesses and public sector organizations embrace the opportunity and requirement for leveraging renewable energy, an increasing number of them are turning to solar power solutions. As good as rooftop solar system installations are, they can only generate so much energy, so the question is how to extend that capability. Mounting traditional solar panels on the sides … Read More

Outdoor Standalone Solar Generating Stations for Home, Businesses & Public Spaces

Solar Station in a City

Imagine you’ve just received one of those ‘requests you can’t refuse’ from your boss. You discover that you’ve been asked (okay, directed) to undertake a ‘special project’ (which could mean almost anything, right, from “Yippee!” to “Oh no, what have I got myself into?”). Here’s the assignment… The mission Your boss (and his boss, i.e. the Board) want to make … Read More