Clean, renewable, affordable energy

All across BC people are switching to solar for their energy production
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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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Cost of Energy: 12.43 cents per kWh
Annual Production: 1.5 MWh
Annual Consumption: 1.8 MWh
Industry News
Recent Articles
Jan 24
2020
NextEra Looks to Add Batteries to Its Existing Solar Fleet

NextEra Energy, North America’s leading wind and solar generator, is combing through its base of existing solar facilities with an eye to retroactively adding batteries, as it adopts a more “aggressive” view on the falling cost of energy storage. “We increasingly see storage as an important standalone business in its own right,” CEO Jim Robo said Friday on an earnings call. The company is reviewing “a number of opportunities to add storage to our existing solar sites to take advantage of th...

Jan 24
2020
California Governor Still Opposes PG&E’s Bankruptcy Exit, Despite Bondholder Accord

Pacific Gas & Electric announced an accord with a key group of Wall Street bondholders this week, bringing it one step closer to its goal of emerging from bankruptcy by midyear.   But the California utility still lacks one key partner: Governor Gavin Newsom, who has already rejected PG&E’s plan as insufficient to meet the state’s needs for a safer and more sustainable utility. And while Newsom can’t directly block the plan from being approved in bankruptcy court, the state does have...

Jan 24
2020
Carmakers Ask Europe to Introduce Mandatory EV Charging Infrastructure Targets

European car manufacturers have warned of missed decarbonization targets and job losses unless the sector gets more support from policymakers. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), whose members include Volkswagen, Ford, Honda and Toyota, issued a 10-point plan to help the industry align with Europe’s Green Deal.   The Green Deal sets the course for Europe to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050. A roadmap published by the European Commission includes a goal for 90 per...

Jan 24
2020
2019 Was the Year Everything Changed for Utilities and Energy Storage

For almost every year in the historical record, utilities paid no attention to battery storage. Because of this, the past offers little insight into how quickly utilities will adopt the technology, which helps integrate renewables onto the grid, deliver peak capacity without carbon emissions, instantly adjust the frequency of the system and more. As costs have fallen and early adopters liked what they saw from initial trials, though, the cycle from pilot to evaluation to widespread adopti...

Jan 24
2020
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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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