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
Oct 28
2020
4 Big Challenges to FERC’s Plan for Opening Power Markets to Distributed Energy

Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Order 2222, a groundbreaking effort to open U.S. wholesale energy markets to aggregated solar systems, smart inverters, batteries, electric vehicles, smart appliances, grid-responsive building controls, and other distributed energy resources (DERs).  But ordering the country’s transmission grid operators to comply with FERC Order 2222 doesn’t mean those multi-billion dollar markets are open to the hundreds of gigawatts of DERs comin...

Oct 28
2020
Enphase Sees Megawatt-Scale Uptake of Encharge Batteries in North American Debut

Enphase Energy has booked about 50 megawatt-hours of sales of its long-promised Encharge battery in North American markets since launching it in July, tapping a growing demand for energy storage from residential solar customers, and laying the groundwork for a more complete home backup power system set to arrive early next year.  Sales of the battery system made up about 10 percent of the microinverter maker’s $178.5 million in third quarter revenues, CEO Badri Kothandaraman said in Tuesday’s...

Oct 28
2020
Ørsted Looks to Soften Impact of US Permitting Delays With Bigger Turbines

Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted says it expects delays to its U.S. portfolio, but said it is moving to seize a wave of opportunities on offer globally during the next 18 months. Asked by an analyst Wednesday which of the 25 to 30 gigawatts of offshore wind tenders scheduled to be held between now and the end of 2021 the Danish company will be pursuing, outgoing CEO Henrik Poulsen said: “All of them.” Tenders are planned in the U.S., Japan, U.K., Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France an...

Oct 28
2020
Wood Mackenzie’s Key Takeaways From the Grid Edge in Q3

Each year, Wood Mackenzie’s grid edge analysts release an update on what’s going on in the markets they cover. From the new quarterly update, which covers everything from microgrids to home energy management to EV charging, Wood Mackenzie selected three key highlights to share with Greentech Media. 1) SPACs are on the rise in cleantech EV companies are embracing a new way to raise capital. So far in 2020, at least 12 EV and EV-related companies have completed or announced their intent to go...

Oct 28
2020
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Battery-Based Customer Bill Savings [GTM Squared]

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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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"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..."
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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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