When you think about renewable energy, you think solar panels, wind turbines, and hydro dams. You think about that solar farm on the outskirts of town, and the wind farm that rises into the sky. You think about how great it is that a community can come together and create clean, renewable electricity to help…

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Happy New Year! Our first newsletter of the new decade is here. Read on to learn all about renewable energy industry news in the first month of 2020. Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Canada’s First All-Electric Float Plane Last month, Harbour Air founder and CEO Greg McDougall completed a five minute test flight of…

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Welcome to our December Newsletter, the final Newsletter of 2019! Here we dish out all of the renewable energy industry news. Read on for the full article: Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? UK Renewables Now Generating More Electricity Than Fossil Fuels1 A new report has revealed that the UK saw more energy being generated…

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You may have seen the word “Agrivoltaics” occasionally on the internet recently; or even if you haven’t, we’re here to explain what agrivoltaics are and how it can benefit the farming industry. What are Agrivoltaics? Agrivoltaics is a perfect combination of solar panels and plants on farmland. Agrivoltaics involves combining crops with photovoltaic panels, installed…

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What is Tidal Energy, and How Does it Work? Tidal energy is produced by the surge of ocean waters during the rise and fall of tides. Tidal energy is a renewable source of energy. During the 20th century, engineers developed ways to use tidal movement to generate electricity in areas where there is a significant tidal range—the difference in area between high tide and low tide. All methods use special generators to…

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More and more people are becoming concerned with the resiliency and reliance of power. When there is an outage, planned or unplanned, and the grid goes dark; what can we do? The solution to this problem is microgrids, in partnership with renewable energy such as solar energy. What is a Microgrid? A microgrid is a…

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An electrical arc could happen at any time — when no one is around, when someone is walking in proximity, or when someone is working on the equipment. The most hazardous situation is when someone is working on or near energized equipment. The equipment doors may be open, placing workers close to electrical components, conductors,…

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Welcome to our September Newsletter! Here we dish out all of the renewable energy industry news, and because we’re an EcoXpert, the latest news with Schneider Electric! Read on for the full article: Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Alberta Is Getting Serious Federal Funding To Ditch Coal For Clean Energy1 A news release earlier…

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In every off-grid community in Nunavut, Nunavik, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Labrador, diesel generators are used to keep the lights on. Even in some larger communities such as Iqaluit, diesel is the main source of power.1 The Problem with Diesel The issue with diesel generated power is that it’s dirty. Not only does burning…

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