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 […]

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 […]