April 9, 2013:
A couple months back, we announced the completed installation of Phase 2 of our Northwest Territories Power Corporation airport solar array in Fort Simpson, NT. The 43kW system adds to the 60kW system installed at the same site by SkyFire Energy in 2012 and makes it Canada’s largest solar PV system North…
March 11, 2012:
Canadian winters are synonymous with snow so it is important that consideration be given for the effects of snow on winter and year round energy production from solar electric and solar thermal systems. Although clearing the snow from a solar array can help you squeeze a few more kiloWatt-hours (kWh)…
November 14, 2011:
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.
September 2, 2011:
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.