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

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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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

Vancouver Mayor Launches Our Solar Energy Installation

Vancouver's Mayor helped launch one of our recent photovoltaic installations today.  The project is on the City of Vancouver's Creekside
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Higher Efficiency Solar Energy in Vancouver

Last week our crew installed some high efficiency LG Neon-2 photovoltaic panels on a home in Vancouver.  These panels have
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Happy Spring! Net Metered 8.1 kW PV System in Tsawwassen

It's the first day of spring, and VREC's latest PV installation, an 8.1 kW system in Tsawwassen, BC, is switched
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Solar Powered Van

Normally we are installing solar energy systems to power buildings and the grid.  But sometimes we get to work on
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Solar Cabin in Brackendale

Vancouver Renewable Energy is at it again! We've just completed the installation of a 3.5 kW Solar panel array that feeds into
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Solar Powers Education in Squamish

VREC recently installed a solar energy system at Quest University in Squamish just in time for the city officially becoming
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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 500,000 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