Many tourist camps operating in remote areas generate their own electricity, often with diesel generators. Rising fuel costs, noise and a desire to have a lower environmental footprint have caused many operators to consider renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power. NOTO has prepared a number of articles and other resources to assist operators in making the transition to renewable energy and to help avoid potential pitfalls.
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation Northern Energy Program
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has an excellent program to help various businesses and organizations with the costs of installing renewable energy systems called the "Northern Energy Program".
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Making Solar Work For You, Jarret Hannah, Winter 2009
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Renewable Energy – a Financial and Environmental Winner, Doug Reynolds, Spring 2008
Power Output of Renewable Energy Systems, Spring 2007
Release of Renewable Energy DVD, Spring 2007
Solar Water Heating, Doug Reynolds, Fall 2006
More Talk on Renewable Energy, Spring 2006
Save Big on Energy Costs with Solar Hot Water, EnerWorks Inc, Spring 2006
Storing Power in Batteries, Doug Reynolds, Spring 2006
The Sun, Our Free Source of Energy, Barbara Lang, September 1988