Author: Rob Baxter

Solar PPAs Help Zone 2 Customers Save Money

Posted by in News, on April 1, 2022

Solar PPAs in Zone 2 Communities Businesses in communities like Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake, Bella Coola and Haida Gwaii can install solar energy without any upfront costs and potentially save money through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). These communities are pay electrical rates based BC Hydro’s Zone 2 tariff.  That means they pay higher rates […]

Solar Energy on a Housing Co-op in Vancouver

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on February 17, 2022

VREC Solar recently completed the installation of a 5.92 kW photovoltaic system on Trout Lake Housing Co-op in Vancouver. It uses 370 W Silfab 370W 66 cell mono Elite All Black Module modules (panels).  These modules are manufactured in Bellingham, WA.  It was exciting to use panels manufactured in our local bio-region. It was also […]

Warehouse Items on Sale

Posted by in Front, News, on January 31, 2022

We are cleaning out our warehouse and have some items we need to clear out: used Xantrex GT 3.0 Inverter – this was from our first install. When we moved the array the inverter was still still working although a bit rusty. Note that due to changes in the electrical code you will need to […]

New Federal Grant for Solar Energy

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on May 28, 2021

The Government of Canada has announced a new incentive program to encourage home retrofits that increase energy efficiency.  The program includes grants for photovoltaic (solar energy) systems: The grant covers: $1000 per kW up to a maximum of $5000 for solar on single-family homes a flat $1000 for solar on MURBs (multi-unit residential buildings of […]

Tesla Powerwalls Still Available for Immediate Delivery

Posted by in News, on September 24, 2020

Some of our customers have told us that they are hearing rumors that Tesla Powerwalls are not available until next year. They are prioritizing availability based to contractors / distributors based on their installation track record. Currently we are still far enough up the queue to get them quickly. We just took delivery of one […]

VREC’s COVID-19 Response

Posted by in News, on March 23, 2020

As a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic VREC Solar has made significant changes to the way we do business to support the health and safety of our staff, customers and the wider community. Some of the changes include: All office staff are now working from home. Our office is open by appointment only. All […]

Proposed Amendment to the Net Metering Program

Posted by in News, Our News, on May 25, 2018

On April 20th BC Hydro announced changes to the net-metering program. The announcement was made late on a Friday afternoon, which is when one makes announcements that you hope the public and media will ignore. About 95% of the projects under net-metering are solar energy (photovoltaic) projects. The immediate change would limit the size of […]