Category: Front.

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: $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 three or fewer […]

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 […]

Vancouver Mayor Launches Our Solar Energy Installation

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

Vancouver’s Mayor helped launch one of our recent photovoltaic installations today.  The project is on the City of Vancouver’s Creekside Paddling Centre and was initiated by Solar Now.   Funding for the project came from Clean Energy Canada, Community Energy Association, North Growth Fund, The Great Climate Race and Bullfrog Power. It is a 15.6 kW […]

Higher Efficiency Solar Energy in Vancouver

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on June 19, 2017

Last week our crew installed some high efficiency LG Neon-2 photovoltaic panels on a home in Vancouver.  These panels have a module efficiency of 18.7% (if you are comparing make sure you look at module not cell efficiency).  They also have a “all black” appearance which is an aesthetic that some people prefer.  It will […]

Solar Powered Van

Posted by in Front, News, Our News, on March 17, 2017

Normally we are installing solar energy systems to power buildings and the grid.  But sometimes we get to work on smaller more portable systems.  Last week the VREC crew designed and installed a solar energy system for a van. The van owner regularly camps out in his vehicle and has a deep cycle battery to […]