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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: $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 […]