Calgary Residence #1

Calgary Residence #1

Owners: L. Bentley Owner Comments Motivation As a Geoscientist who regularly interacts with climate scientists, I am convinced CO2 and methane emissions are causing climate change and ocean acidification. Run-away global warming and ocean acidification would lead to an environmental, social and economic catastrophe. We feel we must do our part to reduce emissions. How

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Samoa, South Pacific, Battery Based Solar.

Samoa, South Pacific, Battery Based Solar.

Owners: Samoan Highland Retreat Owner Comments “In February 2013 after a quite devastating Cyclone Evan in Samoa, we at Samoan Highland Hideaway were without power for 6 weeks. Thus through our common Edmonton base, I asked Mikhail of Dandelion Renewables to install an off-grid system for us in Samoa. After the last 5 years of

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Solar PV modules recycling

Solar PV modules recycling

One of the questions about solar PV (photovoltaics) that I get asked is “what will be the negative environmental impact of solar PV modules (a.k.a. solar panels) when they’re not being used for power generation anymore?”     This is an important question because: some of the materials in the solar modules (e.g. lead and

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New On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program Announced

New On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program Announced

Great News! The new On-Farm Solar PV funding program under the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry department has been released and are currently accepting applications. The only program eligibility requirements are that the Customer is a resident of Alberta with a Distribution Rate Class of Farm, Irrigation, Grain Drying or Equivalent. This piece of information is

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