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
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May 29
2020
Watt It Takes: Building Climate-Resilient, Restorative Hydropower

Gia Schneider and her brother Abe started Natel Energy based on a hydropower turbine their father designed. And after more than a decade of R&D, pilots, software development and a project for Apple, Natel is preparing for the next level of scale. “Our objectives have actually not wavered. But they haven’t wavered because of rigid adherence to dogma, they have not wavered because we check in consistently about ‘is this the right problem to solve?’” says Schneider.  Natel is commercializing...

May 29
2020
Court Ruling Again Stalls Trump Plan for Tariffs on Bifacial Solar

A court this week again rebuffed the Trump administration's efforts to put tariffs on imported bifacial solar modules. A Wednesday ruling from the United States Court of International Trade means the federal government must continue to allow bifacial solar panels to enter the U.S. duty-free, despite the administration’s repeated attempts to include them in its solar tariffs. U.S. utility-scale solar developers have been excited to install cutting-edge bifacial panels, which enhance efficiency...

May 28
2020
US Treasury Gives Renewables More Time to Meet Tax Credit Deadlines

The U.S. Treasury Department released guidance Wednesday that offers onshore wind and solar projects more time to meet tax credit deadlines, an acknowledgment of the challenges brought by the coronavirus lockdown. Wind was the big winner: Onshore projects that started construction in 2016 and 2017 will now have five rather than four years to finish construction while still receiving their Production Tax Credit (PTC) benefits. Solar developers got some help too, with the IRS allowing equipment...

May 28
2020
American Electric Power’s 1.5GW Wind Project Set to Sail Ahead

American Electric Power has secured enough state regulator approvals to move ahead with a 1,485-megawatt wind power project in Oklahoma — even if Texas regulators end up denying its plans.  AEP announced on Wednesday that it has received approvals from Louisiana and Arkansas regulators that will allow its $2 billion North Central Wind project to move ahead. The wind farms being developed in Oklahoma by Invenergy and using GE wind turbines will supply 675 megawatts of power to AEP utility Publi...

May 28
2020
Renewables Toppled Coal in US Energy Consumption Last Year, EIA Says

The U.S. got more energy from renewables in 2019 than it did from coal, a year sooner than that same milestone is expected for the electricity sector on its own, according to the Energy Information Administration. Last year the U.S. consumed 11.3 quadrillion British thermal units of coal, the lowest level since 1964. By comparison, total consumption of renewable energy hit a record-high 11.5 quads, the EIA said Thursday, as the country’s base of wind and solar farms continued to expand. Prior...

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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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