Clean, renewable, affordable energy

All across BC people are switching to solar for their energy production
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We are too, it's time to break free
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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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Oct 18
2019
Ford’s EVs to Come With Access to Multiple Charging Networks

Electric vehicle drivers have more public chargers than they did just a few years ago. But to access all those chargers, drivers still need to navigate a range of different charging companies that each have their own account and payment systems. Some use apps, some use RFID chips, some ask you to swipe a credit card. "The feedback we’ve been getting from EV drivers is that this is one of the biggest pain points," said Harmeet Singh, CTO at charging services company Greenlots, a subsidiary o...

Oct 18
2019
Burning Political Questions on the California Wildfires

Last week, Pacific Gas & Electric, intentionally cut the power off to 800,000 electricity customers in Northern California — affecting roughly 2 million people — in an attempt to avoid sparking another potentially deadly wildfire.   Classes were canceled, businesses closed, food spoiled and people who rely on medical devices started to panic. There was no fire, but the blackout has caused tempers to flare and political tensions to rise.   How did we get to a point where California’s l...

Oct 18
2019
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Resigns

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has vehemently denied reports of his impending departure amidst growing revelations of his involvement in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, has submitted his resignation, the New York Times and other news sources reported Thursday.  Trump confirmed Perry’s resignation during a Thursday evening visit to a Louis Vuitton workshop in Alvarado, Texas, according to news reports. Trump said he intends to name P...

Oct 17
2019
How the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion

Electric vehicle makers and battery manufacturers are making progress in developing new lithium-ion designs, amid persistent concerns over the supply of key materials. Concerns over cobalt, in particular, are forcing battery makers to move toward cobalt-light lithium-ion formulations, said Hans Eric Melin, founder of Circular Energy Storage, a consultancy focused on battery end-of-life management. Foremost among these formulations is a lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode chemist...

Oct 17
2019
MHI Vestas Wins 1.1GW Turbine Order for UK Offshore Wind Farm

SSE Renewables, the project development arm of the British utility SSE, has selected turbine supplier MHI Vestas for its 1.1-gigawatt Seagreen project off the east coast of Scotland. Seagreen was one of the winning projects in the U.K.’s most recent contracts for difference (CFD) auction. The project secured a 15-year contract with a guaranteed price of £41.61/megawatt hour ($53.41) covering 484 megawatts of its total capacity of 1,075 megawatts. SSE plans to build out the remainder of the...

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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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