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Clipper Creek EV Chargers Available in Vancouver, BC

Posted by in News, Our News, on March 6, 2017

In addition to installing solar energy systems, VREC also installs EV (electric vehicle) chargers.  We install models from a variety of manufacturers.  However, the one most often requested is Clipper Creek.  These highly rated chargers are made in the US.  Here in Canada they are re-branded as “Sun Country.”  We recently installed one of their […]

Get Mobile Solar this Summer in BC

Posted by in News, Our News, on January 23, 2017

Campers, Vans, RVs, Tiny Homes, and Pickup Trucks With the days getting longer and the snow (almost) gone in the Lower Mainland, it’s hard not to start planning this summer’s adventures.   For those who pack light, perhaps a headlamp is your only battery-hungry device.  But for those whose lifestyle involves living out of an […]

How Green is your Solar Energy?

Posted by in News, Our News, on August 5, 2016

Solar energy has a reputation of being clean and green.  But if you look beyond the marketing hype you will find that it is not always as “green” as it should be. In 2011 a spill from a Jinko Solar factory in China killed hundreds of fish and pigs that had been exposed to the […]

Solar Powers Education in Squamish

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on June 22, 2016

VREC recently installed a solar energy system at Quest University in Squamish just in time for the city officially becoming a Solar City. The 4.1 kW grid-tie system was a student lead project that is primarily designed for educational purposes. Production from the system can be viewed on-line. The system uses Trina modules and AP […]

Has Solar Energy Reached a Tipping Point in BC?

Posted by in News, Our News, on December 21, 2015

Eleven years ago we became the first contractor to install a grid-tie solar energy system in Vancouver (and as far as we know, the first one in BC).  Over the decade since then, we have installed a range of residential, commercial and institutional systems. However, we have never seen a year like 2015. This year […]

Interactive Solar Map

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on October 27, 2015

We have put together an interactive map of the solar energy installations we have done since 2004 Zoom out to view our installations outside the Lower Mainland. In some cases you can see the current production of the solar energy systems. Click on the icon for the link. You can also see a map of […]

Celebrate 10 Years of Solar Energy in Vancouver

Posted by in News, Our News, on July 3, 2015

Join Vancouver Renewable Energy (VREC) and SPEC as we celebrate 10 years of grid-tie photovoltaic energy in Vancouver. In July 2005, VREC installed the first grid-tie photovoltaic (electric solar energy) system in Vancouver on the SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) Energy Demonstration Centre. ​The system was installed with support from Vancity and the Real Estate Foundation. […]