Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative (VREC) assists building owners by selling and installing affordable renewable energy systems. We have been in business since 2004 and are the leading installer of grid-tied photovoltaic (solar electric) systems in Metro Vancouver, having installed the first such systems in several municipalities. Since 2010 we have expanded our products and services to include other renewable energy technologies; most notably Solar Hot Water and Solar Pool Heating. Please visit our Portfolio to view some of our previous installations.
What does “Cooperative” in your name mean?
Vancouver Renewable Energy is a worker’s cooperative. This means that the workers are the owners of the business. This does not affect the customer business interactions in any way. Internally VREC operates on a democratically flat organizational structure, with all members working as a collective, having equal voice and authority in decision making. Unlike most companies, profit is not the sole driver of our business existence.