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…)
May 7th, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that we are expanding on our ability to harness Alberta’s world-class so... Read more...
April 9th, 2013
A couple months back, we announced the completed installation of Phase 2 of our Northwest Territorie... Read more...
April 8th, 2013
Use your education to make Alberta more sustainable with a three month PAID internship! The Alberta ... Read more...
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…)
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…)