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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Oct 26
2020
Disconnects Between Minigrid Policy Stakeholders Keep Sector’s Bankability at Bay

The energy access minigrid sector is simultaneously a nascent market and a cleaner reprise of a familiar technology set’s debut role as the original building block of the modern grid, targeted at underserved populations. This duality positions the sector as a fundamental piece of the integrated electrification puzzle. But despite consistent business-model innovation, steep cost learning rates and a rapidly diversifying competitive landscape, minigrids are still largely stuck in the “missing mi...

Oct 26
2020
So, What Exactly Are Virtual Power Plants?

We live in an increasingly virtual world. You can hold virtual meetings with virtual friends using virtual reality systems hosted on virtual servers. And in energy circles, one of the biggest buzzwords in recent years is the virtual power plant, or VPP.   The term first started to be bandied about in the 1990s. But VPPs have really taken off in the last 10 years, not just as a concept but as something that a growing number of energy companies are creating, using and commercializing. Here’s the...

Oct 26
2020
California Shifts $100M in Behind-the-Meter Battery Incentives to Low-Income Communities

Amid massive wildfires, rolling blackouts and the continued threat of large-scale grid outages, California is shifting more than $100 million of its $1.2 billion Self-Generation Incentive Program budget to help low-income communities install about 100 megawatts of stalled behind-the-meter battery projects.  The shift won’t tap the $613 million in SGIP funds earmarked for low-income and medically vulnerable customers at highest risk of fire-prevention power outages. Instead, Thursday’s decision...

Oct 26
2020
Trump Administration’s Attempt to Revoke Exclusion for Bifacial Solar Modules Hits Another Roadblock

A Saturday ruling from the U.S. Court of International Trade has once again paused the Trump administration’s plans to extend Section 201 tariffs to two-sided solar panels. Judge Gary Katzmann placed a temporary restraining order on an October presidential proclamation, which members of the solar industry argued should fall under the purview of an injunction the court had already put in place to stop the administration from tariffing bifacial solar panels. For the moment, the ruling quashes t...

Oct 26
2020
Watt It Takes: Steph Speirs on Making Solar Accessible to All

Solstice is a community solar company trying to make PV accessible to everyone. And that mission is influenced by CEO Steph Speirs' background. Steph grew up one of three kids in Hawaii. Her mom had immigrated from Korea. She knows what eviction feels like and what it’s like to skirt homelessness. And she knows how a poor credit score can sink a human being. She got a scholarship to a private high school, became a National Merit Scholar and earned master's degrees at Yale, Princeton and MIT. ...

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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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