SAGE Advice

Articles and opinions from SAGE Energy’s lead technician, Rob Sedgwick. Designed to help business and homeowners with their energy efficiency and energy conservation. Also practical observations or suggestions about renewable energy, off-grid applications or general electrical consumption.

13 07, 2018

New Solar Rebate Program for Nova Scotia Homeowners

By |2019-08-01T16:11:09-03:00July 13th, 2018|Renewable Energy, SAGE Advice|

*Updated May 2019* Nova Scotia homeowners can be eligible for up to $8500 rebate for their solar PV installs through the SolarHomes program by Efficiency NS. What does it mean for you, and how can you take advantage of it for your own home or cottage?

6 04, 2017

Renewable Energy Catalogue Now Online

By |2017-10-24T13:28:08-03:00April 6th, 2017|Blog, Energy Conservation, SAGE Advice|

Welcome to our newest online feature! SAGE Energy now offers an online renewable energy catalogue of select equipment. Our catalogue includes items such as solar modules, inverters, batteries, grid-tied and off-grid solar accessories, and used equipment (when available). Items will be added to the catalogue on a regular basis. Looking for something in particular but can't find

25 10, 2015

Phantom Loads (Wireless) – SAGE Advice #10

By |2016-04-18T14:05:04-03:00October 25th, 2015|Energy Conservation, SAGE Advice|

Thinking along the lines of our various electronic devices (and their phantom loads) used throughout the house inspired this article. Shortly before this article was written, our household switched telecom providers. With the relatively high monthly price tag involved in our subscription, I finally decided to analyze the unseen expense involved in our new telecom system: power consumption.

28 09, 2015

Renewable Energy Return on Investment: SAGE Advice #8

By |2016-04-18T14:01:40-03:00September 28th, 2015|SAGE Advice|

I love debating ‘Return on Investment’ (ROI). Many folks interested in renewable energy often ask about their return on investment when considering a potential system for their home or business. While this is certainly a valid concern there is an "apples vs oranges" aspect.