Green Energy Tips

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 …


How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?

Everyone talks about reducing his or her carbon footprint, but do we really know what it’s all about? Everything we do or don’t do impacts the environment whether we realize it or not. So what does carbon footprint actually mean?  It’s defined as the amount of greenhouse gas emissions …


Your Home is a System

To see the value of passive energy saving practices, you must first understand that your home is a system.  The pieces of your home are interconnected, from heating and cooling to the building envelope, the windows, and lighting. Working with these interconnections is key to making the right changes in …


Why green? Why not!

Everyone is at a different stage in their journey towards the greener side of things and whether you’ve already gone green or still on the fence, the best way to get started is to understand what it means to be green. Going ’green’ in general, is implementing certain lifestyle …


Will Solar Get Inexpensive for Everyone to Use?

Solar power has been in use since the 1950’s. And since that time 60 years ago, the price of solar panels has been dropping and dropping. And with BC Hydro rates steadily increasing now and into the foreseeable future (See our Blog Post – Why are BC Hydro Rates Rising …


BC Home and Garden Show 2015

Novo Solar Systems is excited to be attending this year’s BC Home and Garden Show 2015! If you have never been to this event, it is well worth the admission price. This year’s event takes place at BC Place Stadium February 18-22, 2015. Mark and his team will be …


Win a Solar Panel System from Novo Solar!

Would you like to generate 20% of your annual electricity with a Solar Panel Systems from Novo Solar? How about winning a Grand Prize package worth $9400! Novo Solar is giving away a 2kW solar system to one lucky winner in our BC service region. Installation is included in …


5 Energy Saving Tips for your Home

Continuing from last week’s 5 energy saving tips, here are 5 more that will help you keep money in your wallet. Install an Energy Star-Rated Ceiling Fan Energy star-rated ceiling fans help push warm air down from the ceiling if you run then in a clockwise direction and reduces …


Being eco-conscious doesn’t always have to be so expensive!

Being eco-conscious doesn’t always have to be expensive! Save energy and money with these 5 helpful energy-saving tips: Monitor Your Energy Use Reducing your monthly electric expenses can really make a difference. Start monitoring your electrical use by adding a plug load monitor to any outlet in your house. …


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