Install System Solar Panels for Sets A and C, Install Top Covers and BIPV Panels for Set C

In fact the job was done on July 22, 2018 but only to have time to post about it today. See the following pictures and captions for the whole procedure…

First we installed system solar panels for both sets A and C – two panels for each set to power the running of air handling box’s fan and control unit and one for set C to power a DC pump:

System solar panels for set A: two for running the system and one to power DC pump

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Attending Solar Canada 2018 after finishing installation of heat collector panels

Attending Solar Canada 2018

After finishing installing heat collector panels for both set A and set C (see two pictures for each finished set), one of our installation team could attend the Solar Canada 2018 expo in Calgary – this expo typically hold in Toronto and this year 2018 is the fist time in Calgary and next year 2019 also in Calgary.

set C panels with one row of BIPV panels

Did not see many new and major improvements, for example no solar highway panels, no solar roof shingles, no portable solar products, but there were a few things that worth mentioning… Continue reading “Attending Solar Canada 2018 after finishing installation of heat collector panels”

Solar Green Energy Saving Reno Day 109 at 727 Cassiar Crescent Demo House

It has been long since last update and a lot has been accomplished!

Drywall boarding, mudding, ceiling stippling, wall painting, shelving and door casing, shower booth/toilet/vanity installation etc. have been completed for the second floor, where most reno work takes place. What is left for this floor is hardwood installation, which will be carried out after installing Japan’s OM Solar system.

The plumbing and electrical wiring for the lower level kitchen are done. Hole drilling to let the air pass easily through ceiling joists in mechanical room is done for the most part. Wood strips to support bottled water are nailed in some areas. Ceiling needs to be dropped down and sealed with foam boards and drywall to support at least one person to craw into the heat storage and exchange space formed this way.

Majority products from OM Solar Japan have arrived. For this reason, paths built with plywood are being placed in attic so that the OM handling box and ducts can be installed.

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Front view of this solar heat demo house
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Back view from ground – UBC living lab entrance
Overall layout for the entire conversion
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Cross section showing the heat storage area

Solar Green Energy Saving Reno Day 45 at 727 Cassiar Crescent Demo House

Today is the drywall day. Because the second floor will be turned into three legal suites, a lot of fire rated drywalls need to be installed. In fact, this whole week can be called the drywall week!

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Front view of this solar heat demo house
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Back view from ground – UBC living lab entrance
Overall layout for the entire conversion
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Cross section showing the heat storage area

Construction Site Signs Up for Both the Front and the Back of 727 Cassiar Crescent Solar Reno

Thanks to Tim and Frank at Stacy Screen Print, we had our reno construction site sign made for visitors coming to our OM Solar demo house at 727 Cassiar Crescent. Here is the design before print:

And here is one of the two signs after print and being brought back to the house:

Then we first installed one site sign at the back of the house last weekend. We found a concrete wall that is perfect to anchor two 4×4 posts to. See a picture and video below for this job:

Then we installed the other sign in the front of the house. We found a good spot on the lawn with a big tree stump over there. Due to double cuts made when they cut the tree down, the taller part could be used as a good side support – two 1/2″ holes drilled into it so that a central post could be anchored to it twice.

Once two more posts are buried and anchored onto the back of the sign, the whole thing becomes firm and solid. See these two photos for the finished sign:

Aubrey from CRE Green will give a presentation of our all-in-one solar solutions during BTD lunch gathering

Recorded video for this presentation (most slides shown in the TV screen in video had to be edited because of poor lighting and wrong direction of video capture):

Thanks to Business Trade Development based in Kelowna BC and around, CRE Green has got a chance to speak about our all-in-one solar solutions to home HVAC, electricity and hot water productions that are based on Japan’s OM Solar House concept and practices.

This Friday (February 23, 2018) around lunch time at Moxie’s Grill and Bar, Aubrey Zhang will give the presentation. Here you can find a short introduction of him: creategreens.com/aubrey-zhang-has-joined-our-team

CRE invites those who have no problem in understanding fast paced English to join us. Please register through Hill Jiang and also get detailed information about this presentation. Thank you!

Double Glass Sealed BIPV Solar Panels Designed to Be Interchangable with Traditional Glass Railings

CRE Green has just finished designing BIPV solar panels that can be used interchanged with regular glass railings seen in HomeDepot and other railing suppliers. The following is just a temporary showcase of glass railings purchased from HomeDepot. Once our PIPV solar panels arrive, they will be displayed here at our UBCO Living Lab at 727 Cassiar Crescent. Our glass railing PV panels are wider and come in two widths for horizontal railings and two configurations for stair railings. Continue reading “Double Glass Sealed BIPV Solar Panels Designed to Be Interchangable with Traditional Glass Railings”