24 Hours a Day of Solar Energy

It is not often we get to see a solar energy system producing energy for 24 hours a day.  But...
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24 Hours a Day of Solar Energy

Proposed Amendment to the Net Metering Program

On April 20th BC Hydro announced changes to the net-metering program. The announcement was made late on a Friday afternoon,...
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Not Everyone is Paying More for Electricity in BC

There have been plenty of news stories over the last few days about various price increases that have been implemented...
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Point Grey Home Takes Advantage of East and West Exposure

Whenever VREC visits a potential site for solar, one of our principle considerations, naturally, is sun exposure.  In ideal circumstances,...
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Point Grey Home Takes Advantage of East and West Exposure

VREC Solar Looks Ahead to 2018

As the year draws to a close and the globe rounds the bend, slowly pointing the northern hemisphere back toward...
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VREC Solar Looks Ahead to 2018

Update on the Economics of Solar Energy in BC

With falling photovoltaic prices and raising utility rates the economics of solar energy in BC have changed significantly since we...
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Homeowner in Richmond, BC Offsets 90% of Power with Solar Energy

Another homeowner in Richmond, BC is generating power with Solar Energy.  VREC installed this system in August and it has...
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Homeowner in Richmond, BC Offsets 90% of Power with Solar Energy

VREC Installs Northernmost Community Solar Project

On August 31 Vancouver Renewable Energy (VREC) staff returned from Pond Inlet, NU, after installing a 9.3 kW photovoltaic system...
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VREC Installs Northernmost Community Solar Project

Using Solar Energy to “View” the Eclipse

One of the more unique methods of "viewing" the eclipse is to watch the real time monitoring from a solar energy systems along he eclipse path. Continue reading
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Using Solar Energy to “View” the Eclipse

BC Just Set a New Record for Solar Energy

Yesterday BC set a new record for solar energy production.  There were clear skies over much of the province on...
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BC Just Set a New Record for Solar Energy

Vancouver Renewable Energy (VREC) sells, installs and provides consulting services for renewable energy systems.  We specialize in designing and installing solar electricity (photovoltaics), solar hot water, solar pool heating, and wind energy.   We are the most experienced photovoltaic installer in the Lower Mainland, having completed the first grid-tie photovoltaic installation in the cities of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Mission and Langley. VREC is an electrical contractor that can provide complete turn-key solutions for your renewable energy installations on residential, commercial and institutional sites.

We have built our reputation based on providing practical solutions and accurate expectations of what renewable energy systems can provide.

The systems we have installed have generated over 1,200,000 kWh of clean power and prevented over 38,000 kg of greenhouses gases.  We have also facilitated funding for a reduction of an additional 340,000 kg of greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to installing and designing renewable energy systems, VREC offers monitoring and repair services, energy conservation services, solar grants for co-op housing complexes, and solar portable power pack rentals. We also initiated BC’s first cooperatively owned community solar project.

We are members of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Canadian Solar Industries Association, the Canadian Workers Coop Federation, and the Canada Green Building Council.

Canada Green Building Council