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
Aug 7
2020
Solving the Renewable Energy Grid’s Inertia Problem [GTM Squared]

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Aug 7
2020
New Mexico’s Plan to Shut Down Coal Without Leaving People Behind

New Mexico has passed a key threshold in its transition away from fossil fuels. Public Service Company of New Mexico, a utility owned by PNM Resources, will build 650 megawatts of solar power and 300 megawatts of battery capacity to divest its share of the San Juan coal plant in 2022. The unanimous decision last week by the Public Regulation Commission makes New Mexico a test case for how to move away from coal power without decimating the communities that supplied and operated those plants....

Aug 7
2020
First Solar to Sell O&M Business to NovaSource, Still Seeking Sale of Project Development Arm

First Solar has agreed to sell its North American operations and management business to NovaSource Power Services, the company formed from SunPower’s operations and maintenance business, as part of a streamlining to focus on its core business making thin-film solar modules.  The biggest solar panel maker in the Western Hemisphere has also officially launched a "strategic evaluation" of divesting its project development arm, one it hinted at in February but delayed over the spring due to the CO...

Aug 7
2020
Why Doesn’t Load Flexibility Have the Same Incentives as Energy Storage?

John Powers is the co-founder and CEO of Extensible Energy, a load-flexibility software company. **** We are in the middle of the most remarkable transformation in the history of the electricity grid — from dirty and centralized to clean, distributed, and digital. Many policymakers and pundits believe that if only we had enough batteries, we could adapt to this new mix of generation resources and continue to pretend that nothing but a few operating conventions have changed. And indeed, utili...

Aug 7
2020
How Distributed Energy Could Help Usher In a New ‘Age of Freedom’

Tony Seba gets a lot of things right. The world-renowned thought leader, entrepreneur, educator and author accurately predicted the rapid decline in solar photovoltaic costs and lithium-ion batteries. He also predicted the collapse of the coal industry and oil prices. Now, he’s out with a new book, Rethinking Humanity, that predicts the 2020s will be “the most disruptive decade in history” — not just in terms of energy technology, but across every major industry in the world today. This disrup...

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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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"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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