Green Energy Tips

Shift into Summer with Helpful Energy Saving Tips

The best way to save energy this summer? Go outside! The days are getting longer, the sun is hot, and there’s no reason to be cooped up inside now that we’re heading into June. With summer knocking at our doorstep, saving a little more on your electricity bill can …


5 Tips to Get Energy Ready for this Summer

Summer is almost here, for most parts of the world! Some people may think that keeping cool can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of ways to cool down this summer without going overboard on electricity and expenses.  Here are 5 helpful tips to …


Elon Musk debuts Powerwall Battery

On May 1, 2015 Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, Space X and now his new company, Tesla Energy, debuted the “Powerwall” Home Battery System. We recently posted about this exciting new innovation on our website. Read “Tesla Energy’s ‘Powerwall’ Home Battery Charges Using Solar Power” blog post …


Recycling before recycling

Have you considered recycling before recycling? May sound weird, but it makes sense. Objects that sit in your recycling bin can take awhile to get recycled once it hits its final destination. That goes for garbage too. Finding use for empty, unwanted material is something to keep in mind …


Avoiding Greenwashing Marketing

Just because something says it’s green and looks green, doesn’t necessarily mean it truly is green. Some companies and organizations these days are just hiding behind a green label to cash in. With all the time and money they spend on advertising and marketing ‘green’ products, it makes you …


LED Lights Reduces BC Hydro Bill

Novo Solar Systems is not just about Solar. We like to our help clients reduce household electricity consumption by looking at their home as a complete system. As we wrote about in our March 7, 2015 blog post titled “Your Home is a System”, there are many ways to …


Travel Green with these 7 Tips

Being an eco-friendly traveler doesn’t have to be so expensive. It’s all about adopting green methods and practices that can help you reduce carbon emissions, save energy, and money. If you’re already going green at home, then you should be good to go while you’re away. Going green wherever …


Novo Solar’s Mark Tizya Guest on “The Energy Show”

Mark Tizya, owner of Novo Solar Systems will be one of the feature guests on this week’s CKNW’s “The Energy Show”. This is Mark’s second appearance in studio. He will be discussing the benefits of solar and how it can reduce energy consumption and your environmental footprint. Mark and the hosts Ian …


Powering a 100 Watt Lightbulb with Solar

In our modern-day world, the night is rarely dark. Lighting “consumes about 19% of the world’s electric power, more than all the nuclear and hydroelectric plants can produce together (which is about 15% in total),” according to Grant Feller of the World Economic Forum. And that percentage is going …


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