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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Jan 22
2021
EVgo Seeks $2.6B Public Market Valuation in SPAC Reverse Merger

EVgo, which owns one of the United States’ biggest electric vehicle charging networks, is following in the footsteps of rival EV charging provider ChargePoint in seeking to become a publicly traded company via a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) reverse merger.  In EVgo’s case, its move to public markets will come along with a continuing financial relationship with its current owner: LS Power, one of the country’s biggest power generation, transmission and energy storage investors. ...

Jan 22
2021
Australia Looks to Smart Inverters to Cram More PV Into World’s Top Solar Market

The world’s top market for rooftop solar is looking for new ways to add distributed PV to its electricity system by fine-tuning its interplay with the power grid.  This year, utilities in the Australian states South Australia and Victoria will roll out a "flexible exports" pilot. The AUD $4.8 million (USD $3.7 million) project, which will cover 600 customers across the two states, will allow rooftop solar customers to vary their exports to the network in alignment with available grid capacity,...

Jan 22
2021
How New Building Rules Can Revitalize Residential Solar in England

Tighter rules on the carbon footprint of new-build homes in England could likely trigger a fresh boom for residential solar. New homes will be required to produce 31 percent less carbon dioxide than they do now, according to plans laid out this week, which will require better energy efficiency and being “heat pump ready.” In the vast majority of cases, it is expected that solar will be the most cost-effective way for homebuilders to remain below the carbon threshold. The new rules are expecte...

Jan 22
2021
Why Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid

This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has ever done before. What comes next? First up this week: If Biden wants his $2 trillion climate spending plan to make a bigger impact, should he emphasize rooftop solar and small-scale batteries? A leading modeler, Chris Clack, says a local solar-stor...

Jan 21
2021
President Biden Names Richard Glick as FERC Chair

President Joe Biden has named Richard Glick to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, giving leadership and agenda-setting authority to the agency’s longest-running Democratic member, a key opponent to some of FERC’s most clean-energy-unfriendly decisions under the Trump administration.  Thursday’s appointment was welcomed by clean energy groups as a critical early step to put a supporter of Biden’s energy and climate push in charge of setting the agenda of the federal agency that hol...

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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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