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Banff Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Program

Banff Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Program

April 10th, 2015

The Town of Banff has launched a new solar PV incentive program, which provides residential and comm... Read more...

Can multi-unit residential buildings get a piece of the sun too?

Can multi-unit residential buildings get a piece of the sun too?

March 17th, 2015

In the past, large multi-unit buildings used to be metered as one large customer and electricity cha... Read more...

Is your home 'solar ready'?

Is your home 'solar ready'?

January 28th, 2015

While the solar industry is primarily a retrofit business with more than 80% of solar installations ... Read more...

Zeroing in on Net Zero Homes

Zeroing in on Net Zero Homes

December 9th, 2014

Net zero homes have become a growing trend in Alberta and it's not just about going green anymore. N... Read more...


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…)