The Ravina Project is a privately funded green energy research project in Toronto Canada. Using their own resources this group has turned their home into a science experiment. They want to provide power generation data for the public and do green power research. The group fervently hopes that access to their data will be a factor in giving people the confidence to press forward with their own green power projects.
"Over the next 100 years the consequences of unchecked Global Warming will devastate large parts of our planet. The burning of fossil based carbon fuels is a major contributor to this effect with electrical power generation facilities being major players. Our cities will require new green power supplies built using technologies which have ultra low or no fossil carbon emissions. These new power supplies can be both centralized and dispersed. Solar panels on urban rooftops and small wind turbines are two forms of dispersed power generation. When they are combined with building upgrades that increase efficiency, the demands upon a city's new centralized power supplies decrease or remain constant as the city grows. What are the reasonable estimations that future engineers can make for local power generation and efficiency increase for an older house in the Greater Toronto Area? The Ravina Project provides some of these data." - Ravina Project, Solar PV Data