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Summer Solstice Party 2013 - SkyFire Energy Event

Summer Solstice Party 2013 - SkyFire Energy Event

May 28th, 2013

It's that time of the year again!! Join us for a fun BBQ and open house at our Calgary office as we ... Read more...

New Edmonton Office Increases SkyFire Energy's Ability to Harness the Power of the Sun!

New Edmonton Office Increases SkyFire Energy's Ability to Harness the Power of the Sun!

May 7th, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that we are expanding on our ability to harness Alberta’s world-class so... Read more...

Fort Simpson, NT 43kW System: Interactive Data from Enphase Energy

Fort Simpson, NT 43kW System: Interactive Data from Enphase Energy

April 9th, 2013

A couple months back, we announced the completed installation of Phase 2 of our Northwest Territorie... Read more...

Internship Opportunity with SkyFire Energy & SPARK

Internship Opportunity with SkyFire Energy & SPARK

April 8th, 2013

Use your education to make Alberta more sustainable with a three month PAID internship! The Alberta ... Read more...

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Hail vs. Solar Panels

October 11th, 2012 by

We are often asked “will my solar panels stand up to hail?” The answer is YES.  A solar module or panel that is installed properly and tilted to face South should never break from hail.  Up until a couple weeks ago we would tell people, “we’ve never seen or heard of a solar module (panel) being damaged from hail”. That includes many hail storms over the years (we have had solar panels installed in Alberta since 2001), many of them bringing golf ball sized hail or larger. (more…)

Increase Your Homes Selling Price With Solar

November 14th, 2011 by

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory looked at the resale value of homes in California that have sold with Grid-Tied PV systems. They found that a recently installed PV system increased the resale value of the home by $3.90 to $6.40 per watt. (more…)

Net Zero Energy Home Monitoring

September 2nd, 2011 by

Online monitoring is now available for solar electric (PV) systems installed on EQuilibrium homes.  EQuilibrium, a national Sustainable Housing initiative led by CMHC, included 13 houses across Canada that were chosen for their cutting edge design, efficiency, and net zero energy consumption. (more…)