Thinking of using a renewable “green” energy technology to generate your own electricity and reduce your monthly costs? Net Metering might be the ideal solution for you. A Little Background on Electricity Markets Most consumers get their electricity from a utility, which is a regulated public or private entity that sells electricity to energy consumers.…

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Are you thinking about adding solar energy to your organization? Wondering who is the best to talk to, what your options are, or how solar energy works? Look no further! What is solar energy? Solar is a renewable resource and does not emit any greenhouse gases in the energy generation process. However, the cost of solar in relation to…

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Welcome to our November 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? Tesla Model 3 Breaks Records in Hot Market The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some…

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What is Offshore Wind? Offshore wind farms are large quantities of wind turbines that are cited offshore, and the only difference between offshore farms and land farms are that these wind farms lie over bodies of water.1­ Offshore wind can deliver large amounts of clean, renewable energy to fulfill the electrical needs of cities along…

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This month brings a lot of exciting industry and company news, and we have it all here for your convenience! Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Large-Scale Lithium Batteries are the Future of the Energy Grid As renewable energy demands soar, the need for efficient, low cost, large-scale energy storage systems is also rising. Lithium…

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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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In today’s news post, we’re discussing Tesla’s new Megapack, a new utility-scale energy storage product modeled after a giant battery system that was deployed in South Australia. The Megapack was announced this past Monday, and is hoped to provide an alternative to natural gas “peaker” power plants. Tesla’s Megapack will provide 182.5 MW of the…

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Welcome to the July Newsletter, bringing you industry updates and news from this past month! Ontario Renewables Solar company from Guelph signs Direct Energy as customer for Project Canadian Solar Inc. says it has signed on Direct Energy as a buyer for power from its Suffield solar project in Alberta. The company says the 23…

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What is Wind Power? Wind power or wind energy describes the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain or pumping water), or can be converted into electricity…

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You may have heard recently about the growing popularity of bifacial modules – in today’s post, we look at what bifacial modules are, how they’re different from traditional modules, and how they’re impacting the solar industry. What are Bifacial and Traditional Modules, and how are they different? Bifacial modules produce solar power from both sides…

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