Solar Power Made in Canada

Did you know that Canada has been one of the leaders in solar power technology for many years? For example, in 2009 and 2010, Ontario was the home of the largest solar farm in the world. The Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant can power more than 12,000 homes. And Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules with cutting-edge production facilities in Canada, China and Vietnam. Naturally, Canada is also home to leading research facilities. Manufacturers and research labs often collaborate with researchers and suppliers in neighbouring Michigan. Recently, the University of Waterloo conducted research with the kSA 400 RHEED analysis system. Solar technology in Canada is often used for off-grid electricity generation to power remote homes, telecommunications equipment, oil and pipeline monitoring stations as well as navigational devices.

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Learning More About Health and Safety

Life is full of dangers. The best way to protect yourself is to have a plan and be prepared for anything. Take steps now to avoid illness later. While you can’t avoid coming into contact with dangerous viruses, bacteria, and microbes, you can build up your own natural defenses to better resist the germs that are lurking everywhere. Here are some basic steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting sick and increase the ease of healing if you do fall prey to some sickness.

The simplest step you can take to avoid contagion is to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Doctors recommend that everyone wash their hands after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing. Common sense tells you that you should also wash your hands after coming into contact with anyone who is sick or might be sick. Wash your hands in any temperature water, but wash them very well, including the areas about the nails and between your fingers. Some experts recommend rinsing for a full 15 seconds, to be sure that they are completely clean. Of course, you can substitute a chemical hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to a bathroom. Choose alcohol based hand sanitizers instead of those with antibacterial chemicals. The latter has been suspected of causing antibiotic resistant bacteria, such as MRSA.

You can also increase your likelihood of staying healthy by eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. All of these basic behaviors add up to a healthy lifestyle. When your body is healthy overall, it is better able to fight off the germs it encounters every day. You can increase your white blood cells’ immunological power by keeping your body in good shape. Eat a range of nutritious foods, preferably plant based. Fruits and vegetables have vitamins and antioxidants that keep you fighting off germs.

Finally, look into learning more about health and safety. Biosafety training, such as the Control of Biohazards Course, can help you feel prepared for an emergency. Look into first aid training, such as CPR, as well. Talk to your doctor about any other concerns you might have, and take his or her advice.

Take control of your health and well being today. Wash your hands regularly, and do a thorough job. Eat natural,nut and educate yourself on safety and emergency procedures. Someday, you’ll be glad you did.

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Green Energy Tips That Are Easy To Understand

Green Energy Tips That Are Easy To Understand

Green Energy Tips That Are Easy To Understand

Making your home more environmentally friendly is a great way to help lower your bills, while benefiting the environment. The tips in this article will help you to figure out how to implement green energy solutions in your own home, while not having to spend an arm and a leg on installation.

If you are trying to conserve energy in the summer, be sure to keep your shades drawn to block out the sun. Keep blinds closed and curtains drawn. By utilizing these ideas, you will drop your AC costs dramatically as your house remains cooler during the summer. You will save energy and money.

As you ready yourself to make the switch to green energy, try getting a step ahead of the game by decreasing your present energy needs. By using less energy, it will be that much easier to switch to alternative sources because you won’t be using as much. Good ways to start include using less light in your home, shortening hot showers and using cool instead of hot water for laundry. Continue reading

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Natural Insulation Options To Live A Greener Lifestyle

Natural Insulation Options To Live  A Greener Lifestyle

Natural Insulation Options To Live A Greener Lifestyle

What is green energy? It is a way to power our vehicles, electronics and other items, without hurting the environment in the process. This article will outline some tips and tricks on how to harness the power you need for everyday activities, without hurting the planet in the process.

Are you lucky enough to own a farm? If so, or if you have family who does, consider renting out some of your land to a company that will install a simple wind turbine. Not only does it take up very little space, both you and the neighbors will greatly benefit from this free energy.

It is important to clean your furnace filter on a regular basis to be sure you are using as little energy as possible heating your home. Also install filters on air registers. These filters keep debris or toys from entering the duct-work, which could reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Continue reading

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