Clean, renewable, affordable energy

All across BC people are switching to solar for their energy production
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We are too, it's time to break free
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It's time to go green
The Future of Energy in BC.
Renewable Energy
Most of the energy created in BC is renewable. But is it all clean?
Energy Economics
Climbing energy prices are the reality for many BC residents.
% increase in hydro costs since 2001
% of that increase happened since 2013
% further increases expected over 5 years
Solar Sustainability
You're going to love embracing a greener future.
* Based on a 13kW installation under average conditions
Industry Leading Products
How It Works
Grid-tie solar installations
Engineered for safety
90% of our solar installations start with a component called a Micro Inverter. The purpose of a Micro Inverter is multi-fold and includes; increased system efficiency, accurate per-panel reporting and analysis, and critical safety shut-down features. In the event of an emergency, Micro Inverters communicate with a base station and provide a safe (and automatic) means of disconnecting the system, right at the panels.
Your energy needs first
Your solar installation is producing energy for you to use, so it's only natural that you want to use it. During sunny periods, the system provides clean, renewable, affordable energy to use for washing clothes, charging your car, or any other household energy demands.
Accurate analysis and reporting
Each of our grid-tie solar installations works in concert with the electrical company (with the use of a Smart Meter) to aggregate measurements of your power consumption and production. With mobile apps and the controls at your fingertips, you will never be left in the dark.
Utilize the electrical grid
There is no need for expensive battery banks or charge controllers with grid-tie solar installations. Your excess energy is automatically added to the existing grid, to be used by other people or stored for later use.
Our Process
We firmly believe making the process of acquiring solar technologies as simple as possible and available to as many people as possible are keys to success. Our goal has been to streamline the steps and break down the barriers, so that we can all move forward towards a sustainable future with clean, renewable, affordable, energy.
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Annual savings of
Cost of Energy: 12.43 cents per kWh
Annual Production: 1.5 MWh
Annual Consumption: 1.8 MWh
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Recent Articles
Sep 25
2020
How to Reboot the US Clean Energy Industry

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans worked in clean energy than there were schoolteachers in the country. Today, the booming clean-energy sector is coping with hundreds of thousands of job losses as a result of the ongoing coronavirus recession. While some companies have continued to grow, others have taken a big hit. What will it take not only to get these jobs back but also to scale the clean-energy sector to new heights? What would it look like to put clean energy at the center of...

Sep 25
2020
How a Changed Supreme Court Could Boost Trump’s Deregulations or Thwart Biden’s Climate Ambitions

Does the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean the future of federal climate policy is in jeopardy? What will a changed Supreme Court mean for climate change and the all-important endangerment finding? The gang weighs in.  Then, we consider the great plastic cover-up. How important are plastics to the profits of fossil-fuel companies? We dive into an important investigation from NPR and Frontline into how fossil-fuel companies hoodwinked the public on plastics recycling. Finally, the Feder...

Sep 25
2020
Sep 25
2020
From the Lab: The Energy Transition Needs Perovskite PV and Alternative Storage

Adam Duran is program manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and co-director of the Shell GameChanger Accelerator powered by NREL. *** The energy sector is making progress toward low- or zero-carbon generation. But even with recent technology developments and corporate and municipal action to deploy renewables, we still have a long way to go, and there is much debate about the best path forward. Several researchers consider perovskite photovoltaics and long-duration storage nece...

Sep 25
2020
Total Buys 3.3GW Solar Portfolio and Signs World’s Largest Corporate PPA…With Itself

French oil major Total added another 3.3 gigawatts of Spanish solar to its renewables portfolio on Friday as it chases down a target of 25 GW by 2025. The company also revealed it has signed a corporate power-purchase agreement for 6 terawatt-hours of power from around 3 GW of its Spanish solar portfolio. That makes it the largest corporate PPA in the world. Google signed a 1.6 GW deal across 18 projects last year. Offshore wind giant Ørsted’s 920 MW-deal with Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC is the l...

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Located on the Sunshine Coast, we've helped hundreds of Canadian families achieve energy independance, unshackle the chains of power costs, and help to create a better, more sustainable future. Our list of accomplishments in the industry is constantly growing, due to clients like you who want to leave an impact on the future of our environment. All it takes is one phone call to get started with the movement.
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"APS was prompt in responding to our request for information. They arrived on time as scheduled to begin the installation. They worked steadily and efficiently..."
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"Excellent product knowledge. Prompt service. Friendly employees. We will be expanding our system in the future. Highly recommend APS for your alternate power..."
Brian Davies
"Scott at APS/Olson Electric is amazing. The continued service they have provided after installation of our solar system and the professionalism during installation..."
Florence Boos
"Alternative Energy systems did a wonderful job on my solar panels. Doug and Scott spent a great deal of time making sure everything worked and explained everything..."
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