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New Solar Incentive Programs for Alberta Farmers and Municipalities

New Solar Incentive Programs for Alberta Farmers and Municipalities

February 8th, 2016

Great news - The Alberta government has just announced that they will be investing more than $5 mill... Read more...

Alberta's First Solar Powered Pump Jack

Alberta's First Solar Powered Pump Jack

October 9th, 2015

While it does sound quite ironic that a solar PV system is powering oil wells and equipment, suc... Read more...

SunMine™ Timeline: Installation Process of B.C.'s Largest Solar Power Plant

SunMine™ Timeline: Installation Process of B.C.'s Largest Solar Power Plant

September 1st, 2015

B.C. is now home to the largest solar PV system in Western Canada with solar trackers. This 1.05 MW ... Read more...

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...

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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…)