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Hiring a Solar Contractor

June 18, 2018

Okay, I’m in. How do I evaluate solar quotes? What is qualified vs. Fly by night The first thing to examine or look for when you are seeking a contractor to install your solar panels is their reputation and credibility. It is unfortunate, but true, that there are some contractors… Read more

Westmount Community League is the latest to go solar

June 14, 2018

 Media Advisory: WESTMOUNT BECOMES LATEST COMMUNITY LEAGUE TO GO SOLAR Edmonton: Westmount Community League is getting a 16.25 KW solar upgrade. The solar panels are going up on Friday, June 15th and will cover most of the southside roof of the historic 100-year old building. The move will save the community league approximately… Read more

Solar electricity

Why go Solar?

June 11, 2018

We all know that there are certain measures we can take to reduce our environmental impact. One of these is relying on clean energy for our own use. But hey, if saving the planet is not a good enough reason, we’ve got a few more for you to consider. Reduce… Read more

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MYTH: Alberta is not a good place for solar power

June 4, 2018

Alberta has one of the best solar resources in the world! In fact, within Canada, Alberta is one of the sunniest provinces, making it a great place to have solar panels! How do we figure? Well here are the statistics: Solar Energy Potential Alberta’s annual usable solar energy is 26EJ.… Read more

Pace Alberta

URGENT: PACE Legislation changes needed

May 28, 2018

While we are super excited and strongly support the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, some crucial changes are needed in legislation to ensure the PACE program works as effectively as possible for Albertan’s. What can I do? Write a letter! PACE Alberta has a very easy to edit document… Read more

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What is a solar panel?

May 21, 2018

What is a Solar Panel? We keep hearing about renewable energy, and how solar panels can help home owners reduce their carbon footprint and save (or even make) money. But what are solar panels, solar cells, solar modules and solar photovoltaic systems? There are so many words associated with solar… Read more