Carbon Busters may seem like a strange name for a builder, but the company has been advising and building green for 27 years.Continue reading “Carbon Busters – Building net-zero in Blatchford”
Petro-Canada says it has completed a cross-Canada network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers, with more than 50 sites located in small towns and big cities from the Rockies to the Maritimes.
Alberta went from zero to sixth place in all of Canada in energy savings.Continue reading “Alberta ranks sixth in Canada in energy efficiency”
New York (CNN Business) A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.Continue reading “Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough”
From energy firms to tech giants and food and beverage chains, a growing number of North American companies are signing deals for green electricity and spurring excitement within Alberta’s wind and solar industries.Continue reading “Renewables marketplace looking to take off in Alberta”
The Town of Drayton Valley is going green with the addition of solar-powered street lights and “juice bars” to charge electric vehicles. Continue reading “Drayton Valley unveils solar street lamps, EV stations”
The market triumph of renewable energy marks the biggest victory yet in the fight against global warming. Solar and wind are proliferating not because of moral do-gooders but because they’re now the most profitable part of the power business in most of the world. An industry that once relied on heavy subsidies and was propped up by government mandates is now increasingly standing on its own.
The City of Airdrie has celebrated the completed installation of Canada’s largest municipal rooftop solar field consisting of 3,800 panels.
LED, also known as light-emitting diode, is an energy-efficient source of lighting that is rapidly growing in popularity in not only the workplace, but in homes as well. According to Energy.gov, “widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”
If you’re committed to living a greener lifestyle and want to save money on energy costs, consider the benefits of installing solar panels to generate energy through a renewable resource.
Before going all out, here are six things you need to consider before you get solar panels for your home or other property.