I have all his books, I do admire what he does, but he doesn't and can't know everything.
He is arrogant and was so the couple of times I met him years ago. I know some of the guys that worked with him in the early years and they do good work but I haven't bothered to watch him for the last few. The panels are still on the roof and there is no problem there. It was just inside work.
Anyway, I going over on Monday and see what mess they wrought........
If the system was pv, he did the ratepayers of ontario a favour. :p
He has gotten full of himself telling his subs what is and is not about their trades such as quoting what is approved or not. I know his methods of flashing and masonry are what I remove and repair around here. He's done a lot of good but currently, he is so full of himself or caving in to pressures from his handlers that he has jumped the shark.
On that condenser clearance issue, are you sure that wasn't clearance to a gas regulator vent?
Getting rid of coal to date has only been accomplished by building a lot of new gas fired plants, at the future expense of electricity and gas customers. (the switch to gas will cause gas rate hikes due to higher demand; electricity rates have already gone up dramatically)
How could an electricity bill be called a hydro bill if the energy was supplied by solar, coal, or natural gas?
i love his show
At one point, most of the electricity in canada was produced by hydro dams. (still is in quebec, manitoba, bc) The term is still used.
didn't solar crashed in the 70s- right after subsidies went away?
There's some good stuff out now, like water source/solar hybrid, but let the industry get their costs down and improve the tech w/o the gov forcing things ahead of the curve and the tech getting a bad rap.