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
Nov 24
2020
The US Will Rejoin the Paris Agreement. What Happens Next?

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Paris Agreement, an international climate accord adopted in December 2015, on his first day in office. Under the agreement’s rules, that means the U.S. will again become a party to the accord just months after the Trump administration’s bid to leave it became final on November 4. In the years since the U.S. signed the agreement, the Trump administration has stepped away from international climate negotiations while loosening domestic environ...

Nov 24
2020
The Most Important Climate Legislation Has Already Passed

Justin Guay is director for global climate strategy at the Sunrise Project. * * *  On the heels of a historic election that saw Joe Biden use climate as the single biggest motivator to turn out the youth vote in record numbers, expectations for action are high. But with the fate of the Senate's partisan makeup still up in the air, what can President-elect Biden do to advance his climate mandate if an obstructionist Senate stands in his way? As it turns out, one of the most powerful pieces of...

Nov 24
2020
#Solar100’s William Demas: The Peter Parker of Renewable Finance

William Demas didn’t choose to work in renewables — at least not at first. But as it’s said,  “With great power comes great responsibility.” As one of the first analysts in the renewable energy sector, Demas has since taken on the responsibility of helping to push our industry forward, through the 2008 recession and now in the uncertain times of COVID-19 and broader social unrest. In this interview, Demas discusses his unlikely entry into renewable finance, investment strategies and a call to...

Nov 24
2020
What Happens to Solar Panels When They Stop Working? [GTM Squared]

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Nov 24
2020
UK to Back 12GW of Renewables in Next Contracts-for-Difference Auction

The next round of the U.K.’s contracts for difference (CFD) program will support up to 12 gigawatts of renewable power projects, the government has announced. An increase in the size of the next round was hinted at by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in October. Now it has been put in writing. Under the CFD program, bidders offer power at a set "strike price." If the wholesale power price dips below this, the government makes up the shortfall. If the wholesale price is higher, the extra revenue i...

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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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