Energy : Solar Power

Solar Training on the Rise

Solar sector employment in the U.S. is booming. It rose 21.8 per cent in employment in 2014 for a total of 174,000 solar workers nationwide, and similar growth is predicted this year. It’s only a matter of time until the solar wave that is rolling across the U.S. comes to Canada. And when it does come we will need trained professionals on the front lines, installing these projects and making sure they’re safe.

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The Amazing Earth Tube

Geothermal energy isn’t just about Iceland, volcanoes, lava and journeys to the centre of the earth. The vast majority of geothermal projects aren’t about tapping the fiery, red-hot core of the earth, but taking advantage of the relatively constant temperature of the ground below the frost line. The ground beneath our feet is as constant as death or taxes; it’s almost always between four to six degrees Celsius. It isn’t sexy, but

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Ground source heat pumps vs air source heat pumps

Author: Cormac Reynolds As energy bills have seen a relative plateauing out, too much fanfare within the media, many consumers are understandably feeling underwhelmed at the limited savings that are on offer. After all, 5% discounts are hardly a speck upon the unprecedented price increases for gas and electricity over the past decade and unsurprisingly many have looked increasingly toward renewable energy, and traditional energy

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Geothermal 201: Hitting the Geoexchange Heating and Cooling Sweet Spot

Episode 107 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/geothermal-201 By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney The Mosaic Centre is Canada's largest commercial net-zero building. It's located in south Edmonton and has a geothermal system combined with 213 kilowatts of solar PV. Photo by David Dodge, Green Energy Futures. There is something calm and comforting about getting energy from the warmth of the earth. Perhaps this explains

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Geo Thermal Energy – Life Under the Crust

The center of the earth is HOT, very hot! In fact so hot that the center of the earth is molten lava. The heat of the molten lava dissipates as it gets nearer the earth’s surface, which is why ground under our feet feels cool. In the sixteenth century as mining became more common, man realized that the further down you went, the more heat there was in the earth around them. As scientists studied the reason steam rose from water in cold weather

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