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
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Recent Articles
Jul 15
2019
AEP Seeks Approval for 1.5GW Wind Development in Oklahoma

American Electric Power is asking state regulators for the second time in two years to approve a multibillion-dollar investment into wind power, as it races to capitalize on fleeting federal tax credits.  On Monday, AEP announced that its Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) utilities are seeking regulatory approval to purchase a total of 1,485 megawatts of wind projects being developed by Invenergy. The three projects in Oklahoma were selected t...

Jul 15
2019
Tendril Merges With Simple Energy to Form Uplight

Tendril and Simple Energy, two Colorado-based startups focused on utility customer data analytics and energy engagement, have merged into a one-stop-shop for utilities’ customer-facing software needs.  Uplight, the name of the newly merged company, counts around 75 North American utilities as customers, including Duke Energy, National Grid, Exelon, Southern Co., PSEG, AEP and Consumers Energy, serving a combined 100 million customers.  Tendril’s business lines have grown substantially in...

Jul 15
2019
The Surprising Public Opinion Trends Behind the Green New Deal

Why are national climate politics frozen? The conventional understanding is that Americans are deeply divided on the issue along party lines. Until recently, Democrats have been scared of talking too often about climate in national campaigns because they think the electorate is split; the Republican Party has been outright hostile to climate policy, believing that’s what the majority of conservative voters think. And then, in stepped the Green New Deal. It revealed something extraordinary...

Jul 15
2019
Cypress Creek to Cut EPC Business, Expand in Competitive Markets

The new leaders at solar developer Cypress Creeks Renewables have finalized the strategic shift they were hired to execute. Going forward, the company will continue to develop in the Carolinas, but will focus more effort on competitive electricity markets including Texas, PJM and New York, where the company can sell to more than just utility offtakers. Cypress Creek will also eliminate its in-house division for engineering, procurement and construction once it has completed ongoing projects...

Jul 15
2019
Europe’s Offshore Wind Market Continues Hammering Down Costs

Momentum is growing for U.S. offshore wind, and expectations for China are sky-high. But Europe is where the real market action is happening today, as a flurry of recent news highlights. Last week, Swedish developer Vattenfall won a Dutch government tender with a zero-subsidy bid in the latest big European offshore wind announcement. Vattenfall said its Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 and 4 projects, with a combined capacity of around 1.5 gigawatts, would benefit from synergies from two previ...

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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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"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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