How Many Energy Dollars are Farmers Throwing Away?

A recent study by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs found that individual farms had the potential to save more than $2,000 annually through energy-management and technology improvements. Their findings resulted in 25 changes that farmer could make to increase their energy efficiency. The stand by in Ontario has been reliance on…

The Cleanest Cities in the World

Here at EthoEnergy, we love helping people switch to new, clean, inexpensive solar power. Unlike fossil fuel power plants, solar panels produce clean, renewable energy from a fuel source that requires no locating, excavation, transportation, or combustion. It’s a simple energy solution. It got us thinking about the things we’re proud to see shine, like the cities…

How Ontario is becoming Canada’s largest solar energy market

Canada is one of the top ten countries in the world with respect to total installed solar photovoltaic capacity. Since 2001, Canada’s solar sector has seen a significant growth in investments year after year. Employment in the solar energy sector in Canada has also seen tremendous growth. In 2013, the estimated labour force in the…

Could Solar Suburbs Become the Future of Renewable Energy?

A solar suburb is described as: a residential area with a rooftop solar energy system installed on every home, an electric car in every garage, ultra-efficient home batteries to back up excess energy produced by the solar energy system, and an advanced communications and transfer system in place to ease the movement of information and…

Why Are Some of the World’s Largest Companies Investing in Solar?

Apple, the American multinational technology company that introduced the iPhone, is investing prodigious sums of money in what can be described as the “biggest, boldest and most ambitious solar energy project ever.” The company signed an $850 million agreement to buy solar power from a U.S. developer of solar farms. At a Goldman Sachs technology…

Invisible Solar Cells that Could Make Every Window a Power Source

Let’s imagine a scenario whereby a densely populated city is actually a huge solar energy harvesting ecosystem, where skyscrapers could use their massive banks of windows as solar panels. This scene is from the not-too-distant future, as a handful of scientists and startups are working hard to develop a technology that could greatly expand the…

Government Policy: Helping or Hurting Solar Growth?

An EthoEnergy install The solar energy technology market has grown very rapidly in recent years, mostly driven by technological improvements that reduced costs and government policies supportive of renewable energy. However, solar energy is still more expensive than conventional energy sources despite rapidly declining costs – thus, sustained policy support is needed in order for continuous growth. The…