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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Nov 13
2019
Will PG&E’s Blackouts Catalyze California’s Microgrid Market?

Bankrupt California utility Pacific Gas & Electric has come under fire on many fronts for the scope and execution of its self-imposed blackouts last month. The blackouts will continue as the company pursues a decade-long grid-hardening project. Electric utilities bear the solemn mission of keeping the lights on, but PG&E's intentional shutoffs leave customers to fend for themselves. That divergence from standard operating procedure poses a question for the embattled utility: How wil...

Nov 13
2019
US Trade Court Sides With Longi, Jinko, REC in Solar Patent Infringement Case

Longi Solar, JinkoSolar and REC Group appear to have emerged victorious from a legal attempt to shut the manufacturers out of the U.S. market. In a complaint filed in March, Hanwha Q Cells alleged that all three companies were infringing on a patent filed in 2008 by importing cells and modules that used proprietary technology.   The case is now stayed, with a judgment of non-infringement expected within the next two weeks, according to a late Tuesday filing from the U.S. International Tra...

Nov 13
2019
EnergyHub and SMA Make Cross-DER Aggregation a Reality for Utilities

Smart inverters are going to play a major role in how utilities manage rooftop solar's effect on the edges of their grids. They could also be a key interconnection point for behind-the-meter batteries, smart thermostats and appliances, plug-in electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources.  On Tuesday, home energy management provider EnergyHub and inverter maker SMA announced a new step in making this kind of cross-DER aggregation a reality. It will start with an Arizona Public...

Nov 13
2019
Bifacial Solar Is Ready for Prime Time

There is no doubt that bifacial modules are ready for their breakout role in the world of solar photovoltaic projects. By the dawn of 2020, there will be a cumulative 5.4 gigawatts of bifacial solar capacity installed globally, mostly in Asia, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables' first report focused on this market. In five years, there will be a nearly equal share of deployment divided among Asia and North America, with cumulative installed capacity growing tenfold, accordin...

Nov 13
2019
Shell New Energies EVP: Hydrogen Subsidies Will Pay Off, Just Like They Did for Solar

PARIS — Shell expects its filling stations to eventually become fossil-fuel-free. But getting there will require major changes, and in the energy business, change often means subsidies. So it is with hydrogen, says Mark Gainsborough, executive vice president at Shell who heads up the company's New Energies unit. In addition to the power sector, Shell New Energies is responsible for the company's activities in new fuels, such as hydrogen and biofuels. The company is growing its network...

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