Clean, renewable, affordable energy

All across BC people are switching to solar for their energy production
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It's time to go green
The Future of Energy in BC.
Renewable Energy
Most of the energy created in BC is renewable. But is it all clean?
Energy Economics
Climbing energy prices are the reality for many BC residents.
% increase in hydro costs since 2001
% of that increase happened since 2013
% further increases expected over 5 years
Solar Sustainability
You're going to love embracing a greener future.
* Based on a 13kW installation under average conditions
Industry Leading Products
How It Works
Grid-tie solar installations
Engineered for safety
90% of our solar installations start with a component called a Micro Inverter. The purpose of a Micro Inverter is multi-fold and includes; increased system efficiency, accurate per-panel reporting and analysis, and critical safety shut-down features. In the event of an emergency, Micro Inverters communicate with a base station and provide a safe (and automatic) means of disconnecting the system, right at the panels.
Your energy needs first
Your solar installation is producing energy for you to use, so it's only natural that you want to use it. During sunny periods, the system provides clean, renewable, affordable energy to use for washing clothes, charging your car, or any other household energy demands.
Accurate analysis and reporting
Each of our grid-tie solar installations works in concert with the electrical company (with the use of a Smart Meter) to aggregate measurements of your power consumption and production. With mobile apps and the controls at your fingertips, you will never be left in the dark.
Utilize the electrical grid
There is no need for expensive battery banks or charge controllers with grid-tie solar installations. Your excess energy is automatically added to the existing grid, to be used by other people or stored for later use.
Our Process
We firmly believe making the process of acquiring solar technologies as simple as possible and available to as many people as possible are keys to success. Our goal has been to streamline the steps and break down the barriers, so that we can all move forward towards a sustainable future with clean, renewable, affordable, energy.
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Cost of Energy: 12.43 cents per kWh
Annual Production: 1.5 MWh
Annual Consumption: 1.8 MWh
Industry News
Recent Articles
Feb 21
2020
Feb 21
2020
How Clean Is Massachusetts’ Clean Peak Rule? Not So Much, New Study Says

A promising new clean energy policy may not be as effective as promised, a group of researchers contends. The clean peak standard jumped from policy proposal to law of the land in Massachusetts in just a couple of years. It compels electricity retailers to buy credits for clean power that can be delivered during the hours of peak grid demand. Properly timed renewables and demand response count; since wind and solar cannot dispatch on command, though, energy storage stands to play a major role....

Feb 21
2020
Smart Electrical Panel Startup Span Lands LG Chem as Battery Partner

Span.IO has a major new partner to bring its sleek, sensored and circuit-by-circuit remote-controllable electrical panels to market: lithium-ion battery giant LG Chem.  On Thursday, LG Chem launched its new "customizable backup” solar-storage offering, which includes its Resu home batteries and a Span smart panel. The combined product is now available through both companies’ installer networks.  The batteries provide 9.8 kilowatt-hours of storage, useful to store and discharge solar power dur...

Feb 20
2020
SolarEdge and Enphase Tackle China Coronavirus Constraints; Shares Jump on Strong Earnings

SolarEdge, the market leader for U.S. residential solar inverter and optimizer sales, and microinverter maker Enphase, its distant second-place contender, both reported strong fourth-quarter 2019 earnings this week and forecast continued growth in 2020, sending their share prices up.  At the same time, both are preparing for what could be a significant impact from the coronavirus in China, which has led to massive quarantines and an economic slowdown that could affect both companies’ manufactu...

Feb 20
2020
Southern California Edison’s Vision for How the State Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Natural-gas consumption is set for a sharp drop in California as the state pushes to achieve carbon neutrality by midcentury, according to utility Southern California Edison. SCE, the state’s second-largest utility, anticipates California investing up to $250 billion into clean energy and grid investments by 2045. “Delivered power is going to need to be all zero-carbon," Drew Murphy, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at Edison International, told GTM. Edison Internati...

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Located on the Sunshine Coast, we've helped hundreds of Canadian families achieve energy independance, unshackle the chains of power costs, and help to create a better, more sustainable future. Our list of accomplishments in the industry is constantly growing, due to clients like you who want to leave an impact on the future of our environment. All it takes is one phone call to get started with the movement.
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Brian Davies
"Scott at APS/Olson Electric is amazing. The continued service they have provided after installation of our solar system and the professionalism during installation..."
Florence Boos
"Alternative Energy systems did a wonderful job on my solar panels. Doug and Scott spent a great deal of time making sure everything worked and explained everything..."
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