Grid-tied Power

Prevent Power Outages with Powerwall

October 20th, 2017|

The Okanagan recently experienced a powerful wind storm that resulted in lengthy power outages for more than 9,000 homes. In these situations, a Tesla Powerwall, with or without solar panels, can help you power essential appliances ensuring peace of mind and security during an emergency. What is Tesla Powerwall? Powerwall is a home battery that [...]

Man Turns to Solar to Hollow out Hydro Bill

October 16th, 2017|

One of our clients was recently featured in the news for his decision to go solar. Read the Oliver Chronicle article below to learn why Maurice Nunas says solar should be viewed as a return on investment (roi) and not only in terms of payback. Man Turns to Solar to Hollow out Hydro Bill Investing [...]

Solar Education Sessions in the Okanagan

September 1st, 2017|

When we tell people what we do for a living, we often hear a common response: "‘Solar? I’ve always been interested in that – how does it work" We love this comment because there couldn’t be a better time to explore solar. Solar power is not only an innovative, clean technology that decreases the need [...]

Tesla Powerwall Now Available

July 20th, 2017|

We’re excited to announce that Tesla Powerwall is now available to our customers in BC. The new Powerwall 2 is a home battery system that allows you to store 13.5 kWh of energy per unit. The energy can be used at a later time or provide clean back-up power in the event of utility outages. [...]

Solar in Kelowna: What You Need to Know

July 10th, 2017|

Why solar panels make sense in the sunny Okanagan Many people are aware of the hot, sunny days in Kelowna making the city and the region a great place for solar power. Yet, there’s another less well known reason why Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley is one of the best places for solar in BC. [...]

Quick Self-Assessment: Is Solar Electricity Right for You?

August 7th, 2015|

When you think of ‘Solar Power’ what is it that comes into your head? For a lot of people their immediate thought or image is of Solar Panels mounted on roofs which convert sunlight into electricity. In technical terms these Solar Panels are known as Solar Photovoltaic modules or Solar PV and converting sunlight into [...]

BUILDEX Vancouver Tradeshow

August 7th, 2015|

For those of you in the Vancouver area, Terratek will once again be attending the annual BUILDEX Vancouver Tradeshow on February 19th and 20th (that’s this Wednesday and Thursday), held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. If you are able to make it, please stop by to say hello. We hope to see as many [...]

Solar Energy Systems Offer a Bright Return on Investment

August 7th, 2015|

With energy prices continuing to increase Canadian Property Management published an article on Solar Energy’s Return on Investment. To read the full article click here.

BC Hydro Rate Increase Forecast for next 10 Years

August 7th, 2015|

It is official - BC Hydro rates are increasing significantly over the next decade. As of April next year there will be an increase of 9%, followed by a further 6% in 2015 and resulting with a total increase of 28% over the next 5 years. To read more on the increased rates click here.

Quick Self-Assessment: Is Solar Hot Water Right for You?

August 7th, 2015|

Did you know that in Canada, hot water is the second highest energy demand in an average household? According to Environment Canada it represents about 25-35% of total energy consumption in BC homes. That’s a lot of hot water! Installing a solar hot water system offers one of the most cost-effective renewable energy solutions to [...]