RESOURCE LIBRARY | ENERGY

STEP Energy has produced a substantial catalogue of reports, guidance documents, and fact sheets.  All publications are available for download free of charge. Click on one of the tabs below to view publications by subject.

 

2017
Field Comparison of a Photovoltaic Reference Sensor and a Pyranometer
Project webpage  | Technical brief

 

2017
Review of the Effectiveness of Investments in Renewable Energy for Social Housing
Project webpage  | Full Report |   Technical Brief

 

2016
Evaluation of an International Photovoltaic Module Power Rating Standard
Project Webpage | Final Report (English) | Addendum to Final Report | Final Report (French) | Technical Brief: Assessment of IEC 61853-1 for Application in Canada | Report: PV Module Performance Testing and Energy Rating for Canada | Technical Brief: Effect of Irradiance and Temperature on PV Module Performance

 

2016
Power Quality of Solar Photovoltaic Inverters, Vaughan, Ontario
Project webpage  |  Full report

 

2015
Performance Evaluation of a 700 Watt Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Project Webpage  | Technical Brief

 

2014
Technical Assessment of Small Wind Turbine Power Generation, Vaughan, ON
Project Webpage  |  Technical Brief

 

2013
Solar Neighbourhoods Pilot Project Technical Findings
Update Report

 

2013
Wilmar Court 37 kWt Solar Domestic Water Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2012
Horse Palace Photovoltaic Pilot Project
Project Profile | 2009 Findings Report | 2012 Update Report

 

2012
Performance Review of Rooftop Solar PV Projects
Full Report

 

2012
Loyalty One 163 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
Horgan Water Treatment Plant 86 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
9 Hanna Avenue Parking Garage 50 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
Earth Rangers 28 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation 25 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
2 Church Street Parking Garage 21 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
Fire Hall #334 3.2 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
Fire Hall #424 1.2 kW PV Installation
Project Profile | Full Report

 

2012
Fire Hall #212 12.5 kWt Solar Domestic Water Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2012
Fire Hall #231 12.5 kWt Solar Domestic Water Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2012
Performance Review of Four Public Outdoor Pool Solar Thermal Heating Systems in the City of Toronto
Full Report | Gihon Spring Project Profile | Park Lawn Project Profile | Rotary Project Profile | Weston Lions Project Profile

 

2012
Agincourt Recreation Centre Indoor Pool 166 kWt Solar Pool Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2012
Centennial Recreation Centre Indoor Pool 172 kWt Solar Pool Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2012
Central Maintenance Garage 369 kWt Solar Wall Air Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2012
Scadding Court 100 kWt Solar Wall Air Heating Installation
Project Profile | Final Report

 

2010
Evaluation of Solar-Assisted, Electric and Gas Golf Carts – Bathurst Glen, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Project webpage  |  Full report  |  Fact sheet

 

2011
The Archetype Sustainable Houses: Overview of Design and Monitoring Systems – Living City Campus at Kortright, Vaughan
Project webpage  |  Full report  |  Executive summary

2018
Ductless Heat Pump Retrofits in Electrically Heated Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
Project webpage | Ductless ASHP Heating Season Performance Report | Case study | Barriers Assessment

 

2017
Performance of an Air-Source Heat Pump Water Heater in a Canadian Context
Project webpage  |   Technical brief

 

2017
Geothermal Feasibility Assessment Guidance
Project webpage | Technical brief

 

2015
Performance of Urban Geoexchange Systems in the GTA
Project webpage  |  Full Report

 

2015
Owner and Operator Perspectives on Geoexchange Systems
Project webpage  |  Full Report

 

2015
Geoexchange Case Studies in the Greater Toronto Area
Project webpage  |  Del Ridge Homes  |  Earth Rangers Centre  |  Exhibition Place Press Building  |  Greater Toronto Airports Authority  |  Large Transportation  |  Region of Peel  |  Restoration Services Centre

 

2015
Thermal Comfort Assessment of Two Semi-Detached Houses, Vaughan, ON
Project webpage   |   Technical brief

 

2014
Evaluation of Vertical and Horizontal Loop Geoexchange Systems
Project webpage   |   Technical brief

 

2013
Performance Assessment of a Variable Capacity Air Source Heat Pump and a Horizontal Loop Coupled Ground Source Heat Pump System
Project webpage   |   Technical brief

 

2013
Performance Assessment of a Variable Capacity Air Source Heat Pump and a Horizontal Loop Coupled Ground Source Heat Pump System
Project webpage   |   Technical brief

 

2011
The Archetype Sustainable Houses: Overview of Design and Monitoring Systems – Living City Campus at Kortright, Vaughan
Project webpage  |  Full report  |  Executive summary

2015
Evaluation of a Residential Drain Water Heat Recovery Unit
Project webpage  |  Technical Brief

 

2012
Evaluation of a Residential Base Load Monitoring and Management System
Project webpage  |  Full report  |  Executive summary

 

2011
The Archetype Sustainable Houses: Overview of Design and Monitoring Systems – Living City Campus at Kortright, Vaughan
Project webpage  |  Full report  |  Executive summary

2018

Transactional Energy Management for Residential Buildings
Technical Brief

 

Managing Volt/VAR in Active Distribution Networks Using Distributed Generation Units and Peer to Peer Communication
Full report

 

Evaluation of a Control Algorithm for Fuel Switching between Electricity and Natural Gas
Technical Brief

 

Residential Space Heating using Renewables and Battery Energy Storage
Technical brief

 

 

 

 

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