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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Sep 20
2019
‘Largest Ever’: Google Announces 1.6GW of Renewables Purchases

Google announced a package of renewables deals on Thursday totaling 1,600 megawatts, which the tech behemoth says is the largest corporate renewables purchase in history. Made up of 18 deals, Google’s projects will be built across the U.S., Europe and in Chile. The company said the purchases will increase its total wind and solar agreements by more than 40 percent.  The ambitious announcement comes just a day ahead of planned walkouts at the company, with hundreds of Google employees expe...

Sep 20
2019
Dominion Lays Out Plan for 2.6GW of Offshore Wind in Virginia

Dominion Energy, the Virginia-based utility, laid out plans Thursday for a 2.6-gigawatt offshore wind project off its home state’s coastline. It’s the largest offshore wind project put forward so far in the accelerating U.S. market. Dominion plans to construct the project in three 880-megawatt phases from 2024 to 2026, completing one phase per year some 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion will draw from the lessons it learns from its 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind...

Sep 20
2019
UK’s Offshore Wind Auction So Successful It Might Have Made Itself Redundant

The U.K.’s offshore wind auctions have driven prices so low that developers could prefer to go merchant rather than take part in the next round two years from now, according to a Wood Mackenzie analyst. Results of the third round of the program, announced Friday morning, awarded 5.5 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity, with prices bottoming out at £39.65 ($50.05) per megawatt-hour. The previous round in 2017 yielded offshore wind prices of £57.50, so Friday's results represent a substanti...

Sep 20
2019
SunPower Alums Launch Terabase to Tackle Soft Costs for Utility-Scale Solar

Leaders from SunPower's recently closed power plant business have launched a company of their own, but they're not doing project development. Instead, Terabase Energy will use technology to help utility-scale solar developers improve their project economics. As a software company, it can scale quickly and with minimal need for capital. But by attacking generally overlooked soft costs for the world's biggest solar plants, Terabase aims to save customers millions of dollars and accelerate glo...

Sep 20
2019
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