By Rob Baxter / July 24, 2018
It is not often we get to see a solar energy system producing energy for 24 hours a day. But...
By Rob Baxter / January 12, 2018
Whenever VREC visits a potential site for solar, one of our principle considerations, naturally, is sun exposure. In ideal circumstances,...
By Rob Baxter / December 8, 2017
Another homeowner in Richmond, BC is generating power with Solar Energy. VREC installed this system in August and it has...
By karen / September 20, 2017
On August 31 Vancouver Renewable Energy (VREC) staff returned from Pond Inlet, NU, after installing a 9.3 kW photovoltaic system...
By karen / August 22, 2017
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
By karen / June 20, 2017
Vancouver's Mayor helped launch one of our recent photovoltaic installations today. The project is on the City of Vancouver's Creekside...
By karen / June 19, 2017
Last week our crew installed some high efficiency LG Neon-2 photovoltaic panels on a home in Vancouver. These panels have...
By Rob Baxter / March 20, 2017
It's the first day of spring, and VREC's latest PV installation, an 8.1 kW system in Tsawwassen, BC, is switched...
By karen / March 17, 2017
Normally we are installing solar energy systems to power buildings and the grid. But sometimes we get to work on...
By ChrisHynes / August 31, 2016
Vancouver Renewable Energy is at it again! We've just completed the installation of a 3.5 kW Solar panel array that feeds...
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.