Drake Landing solar community

Drake Landing solar community

The¬†Drake Landing Solar Community¬†is the first community to be completely solar powered for heating in North America. It is located within the town limits of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. This development provides a working example of how simple living a green lifestyle truly is. There are over 800 solar panels on garage roofs, responsible for the… Continue reading Drake Landing solar community

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Distributed energy storage

Sodium sulphur grid-attached batteries. Credit: American Electric Power

Distributed energy storage offers potential to make renewable energy such as wind and solar power more effective and more economic. The concept is to store energy from renewable sources during peak energy production close to where it is produced, so that it can be used during lower energy production periods. For example, solar panels can generate… Continue reading Distributed energy storage

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