Residential Solar

Solar Charging An Electric Vehicle

Solar Charging An Electric Vehicle

Ah, the lure of the electric vehicle. What’s not to like? Great to drive and emissions free. Best of all, you will pay about $500 per year on electrons instead of over $2,000 per year on gasoline. And feel true…

New Federal Tax Policy to Stimulate Investment in Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation

This just in this morning from the Canadian Solar Industries Association… This week’s Federal Fall Economic Statement contains a new measure that will drive significant investment in Canada’s clean technology sector(s). “Full Expensing for Clean Energy Equipment” enables renewable energy…

BC Hydro Net Metering Program Still Pays For Power!

There has been a lot of misinformation floating around since BC Hydro announced changes to the BC Hydro Net Metering Program last spring. I’ve been reading articles and comments that the program has been killed. This is NOT the case.…

Protect Your Roof & Rafters From Solar Installations

Author: Graham Morfitt, BSc (Physics) In this posting, I’d like to draw your attention to an issue that somehow gets avoided in our industry… the roof attachment. In this case, I am not talking about the mechanical pieces that protect…

How “Green” Is Your Green Energy?

How “Green” Is Your Green Energy?

When it comes to green, renewable energy, solar PV tends to hold the high ground. More quiet than wind generators. More accessible than micro hydro. Just install your solar panels and sit back & read the good news every time…

Unhappy With Your Power Bills?

Are you unhappy with your power bills? Would you like a clean, quiet way to reduce them while adding to your home’s value? You have come to the right place. I just finished 3 days of continuous talking at the Comox…

Fall Planning For Solar In Spring

Fall Planning For Solar In Spring

It’s October. The weather is changing here in Canada, and with a waning summer sun, it doesn’t really seem like the time to be discussing solar power. But in fact it is the best time to discuss solar and how…

Emergency Power For Your Home

Emergency Power. In the aftermath of one of the largest power outages in BC history (2015), where more than 700,000 people lost their connection to the BC Hydro grid, many for up to 5 days, I decided to write this…

Solar Trickle Charging Vehicle Batteries

Solar Trickle Charging Vehicle Batteries

Need to store an RV, car, boat, SeaDoo, or ATV for the winter? Here’s a quick look at your solar options for keeping your vehicle battery maintained through our Canadian winter, and avoid the cost of a ruined battery in…

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