VREC Installs Northernmost Community Solar Project

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on September 20, 2017

On August 31 Vancouver Renewable Energy (VREC) staff returned from Pond Inlet, NU, after installing a 9.3 kW photovoltaic system on the hamlet’s Community Hall. Three weeks later, as of September 20, the installation of 32 290-Watt panels has offset 590 kWh of electrical consumption, equal to $577 savings on the municipal power bill. This […]

Designing Solar Energy Systems for Performance

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on January 30, 2013

Given the relative cost of solar energy and the resources needed to produce solar equipment, we believe that systems should be designed to optimize production.  There are many factors that can contribute to a system preforming optimally and proper design is crucial. Unfortunately architects, builders and even solar installers do not always understand these design […]

Vancouver School Generates Clean Solar Power

Posted by in Front, News, on April 18, 2012

As part of our commitment to educating the next generation about renewable energy, VREC was proud to be part of an installation at an elementary school in Vancouver.  Admiral Seymour Elementary School installed a 2.4 kW grid-tie system on the roof of its east building.  It was the first photovoltaic installation on a school in […]

Solar Electricity in New Westminister

Posted by in Front, News, on April 15, 2011

VREC helped facilitate the installation of the first solar photovoltaic (electric) grid-tie system in the city of New Westminster. Most of BC is serviced by BC Hydro.  BC Hydro has allowed solar photovoltaic connections to its grid for seven years now.  But the City of New Westminster has it’s own utility which did not have […]