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Solar Myth Debunked: The Snow Showdown

Solar Myth Debunked: The Snow Showdown

July 3rd, 2015

Since Canada is known for its notorious winters and snow dumps, the most frequently asked question b... Read more...

Tesla PowerWall – Just Hype or Game Changer?

Tesla PowerWall – Just Hype or Game Changer?

May 5th, 2015

The announcement by electric car maker Tesla of their new Powerwall battery has garnered a tremendou... Read more...

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...

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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…)