Why Go Solar Using Alberta’s Clean Energy Improvement Program?


There are many ways to finance a solar photovoltaic (PV) system: cash, leases, and loans being the three most popular.  Unfortunately, many homeowners and businesses don’t qualify for these financing options due to a combination of insufficient funds, bad credit, or hesitance about taking on personal debt. However, Alberta, Canada, is about to introduce a […]

Why Every Home in Canada Will Eventually Become Net-Zero


A “net-zero energy” home is any residential property that generates more energy than it consumes. And this sustainability trend is quickly taking hold as more homeowners around the globe discover the many advantages of becoming “net-zero.” Moreover, this movement isn’t limited to residential properties. Commercial properties, industrial parks, government agencies, and entire communities are all taking proactive steps […]

The Benefits of Solar Energy for Commercial Buildings


There’s a reason why more business owners across Canada are taking a closer look at solar. In fact, there are several reasons. And if you’re still on the fence about what installing photovoltaic (PV) panels can do for your own business, here are the top five benefits commercial property owners report after going solar. 5 […]

Choosing the Right Battery for Backup Power or Off-Grid Applications in Canada


If you live in Western Canada, there are several different reasons why you might want to add on-site storage to an existing home or business: Grid-Tied Backup PowerYou can combine battery storage with grid electricity to ensure a steady supply of reliable, uninterrupted power. This approach is often used by data centers, military installations, and […]

Introducing the Alberta Solar Rebate Program for Businesses


Most business owners are continually looking for ways to grow profits by cutting costs or increasing sales. And going solar has the potential to do both. With photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on your commercial property, you can: Generate your own clean power from free sunshine. This is cheaper than buying grid electricity from your utility provider. It’s […]

What Are the Best Solar Panels in Canada?

The basic physics behind how solar power works is roughly the same across all competing photovoltaic (PV) panels. The chemical composition might change from one technology to another. But at their core, PV panels simply convert free sunshine into clean electricity. This explains why some treat solar as a commodity. And in the short-term, it often is. […]

Is Solar Power Truly Sustainable (or Is It Just Hype)?


There are many benefits of solar power – from lower bills to increased energy independence. But environmental protection is increasingly becoming a primary driver for new photovoltaic (PV) installations as well. This is especially true now that the effects of climate change are becoming harder to ignore, with: Superstorms in the Gulf of Mexico that […]

The Cost of Solar Panels in BC

The Cost of Solar Panels in BC There’s a reason why solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are on the rise throughout much of rural British Columbia. Regions like the Okanagan are home to countless food producers, vineyards, farms, and other businesses – many of which have enormous energy requirements. And to offset skyrocketing utility bills, they’re […]

The Impact COVID-19 Is Having on Solar Power

The Impact COVID-19 Is Having on Solar Power 2020 is still on track to become one of the solar industry’s strongest years despite COVID-19’s impact, temporarily halting industry and commerce around the globe. The demand for energy independence, carbon offsets, and lower utility bills has never been higher. The same is true for energy security, […]

Should We Install Solar Panels at our Farm?

The Benefits of Powering Your Farm with Solar Energy As a food producer, you manage a wide range of fixed and variable costs – many of which are on the rise. Worse still, it’s becoming harder to protect dwindling margins against a backdrop of global competition, disrupted supply chains, and ever-changing regulations. However, there are […]