Our Blog - Video Series

Lithium Productivity

Mar 03, 2017

In our ongoing series on lithium batteries, our topic today is lithium productivity.


Lithium Battery Management System

Mar 03, 2017

What is the purpose of the BMS or the Battery Management System?


Lithium Battery Containers

Mar 03, 2017

Lithium Containers: What do they come in? What do they look like?


Lithium Battery Cells

Mar 03, 2017

Lithium batteries and battery packs and what's in them.


Lithium Features & Benefits

Mar 03, 2017

What are the advantages and disadvantages or lithium battery technology? Find out here!


Living Off-Grid 101 - Upkeep and Maintenance

Jul 08, 2016

Now you've got all the components of your system in place and ready to start working for you! In order to ensure the performance and longevity of your system, these are some simple maintenance and upkeep tips.


Living Off-Grid 101 - Battery Monitors and Control Panels

Jul 08, 2016

If you have a battery bank for your off-grid system, you'll need a battery monitor. This device measures the amps going in and out of the batteries from different charge sources. It allows you to configure and control the DOD of the batteries which helps to maximize battery life.


Living Off-Grid 101 - Automatic Generator Start

Jul 08, 2016

Off-grid living without any other ties is the goal, but its likely that you'll deploy a backup generator for those 'just in case' scenarios. If you have a generator, the AGS functions to start and stop the generator based on battery voltage, charging batteries when needed.


Living Off-Grid 101 - What Battery Bank do I Need?

Jun 03, 2016

So you have your panels, inverter, racking and mounting, the next step is to be able to store your solar energy for future use. That's where the batteries come in. This video goes into details about what to consider when you're selecting a battery bank for your off-grid system.


Living Off-Grid 101 - Choosing the Right Inverter

Jun 03, 2016

There are a number of different factors to consider when you're choosing an inverter for your off-grid system. This video explores information to consider and offers some advice to make sure you get exactly what you need for your application.


Living Off-Grid 101 - Solar Charge Controllers

Apr 21, 2016

What is a solar charge controller? What does it do for my off-grid system? Why do I need one? All these answers and more in this video about solar charge controllers as a critical component to off-grid solar systems.


Living Off-Grid 101 - Solar Panel Racking and Mounting

Apr 21, 2016

Maximizing sun harvest is the most important consideration when it comes to solar panels. You have to think about where you'll put them, what direction they'll face, and what angle will allow for the most sun exposure. We discuss these details and different types of panel mounts in this video on panel mounting and racking.


Living Off-Grid 101 - What You Need to Make it Work

Apr 21, 2016

Every off-grid system requires a lot of parts to get it up and running smoothly. This video will provide a detailed list of most things you'll need for your system. All of them are available through Canadian Energy - just contact us if you're interested in getting your own off-grid system setup!


Living Off-Grid 101 - How do I Live Off-Grid?

Mar 21, 2016

So, you're thinking you want to live off-grid? Great! Do you have to change your lifestyle? How is being off-grid different than being on the utility grid? Will I have to do a ton of maintenance on my off-grid system? All these and more answered in this video - how do I live off-grid?


Living Off-Grid 101 - Off-Grid or Grid Tie?

Mar 21, 2016

Wondering whether you should go totally off-grid or stay connected to the utility grid with a bit more independence? This video goes into detail about when to choose either option, and more information about both!


Living Off-Grid 101 - What is Off-Grid Power?

Feb 03, 2016

Answering your common questions like, what does off-grid power actually mean? Why would there be no grid power in my area? I want to have complete independence when it comes to generating my power, how can I do that? 


Living Off-Grid 101 - What am I Getting Myself Into?

Feb 03, 2016

So you want to live off-grid eh? Heres a blog about what to expect. What lifestyle changes do you have to make, what components do you need, and how long it will last. 

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