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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
When John and Colette Van Aerde, from Nanaimo, BC, decided it was time to build their dream home, they hired local developer Emauel Hajek (Emanuel Homes) to help them design and construct their dream house. With a passion for sustainable building practices, the driving force behind the construction of the house came from Hajek’s desire [...]
Following today’s news of BC Hydro’s proposed rate increase of 26% within the next few years, Chek News interviewed Terratek to find out more about alternative energy solutions. For the full story see the attached video here.
A contemporary new show home in North Vancouver is on track to be one of the greenest in Canada; the result of a two-year project for Naikoon Contracting's Joe Geluch. The house, known as Midori Uchi, which means "green home" in Japanese, is certainly living up to its name. The building incorporates the most advanced [...]
From the aboriginal-inspired architecture, to the solar photovoltaic system installed on the roof, the newly expanded St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, BC, provides patients and staff with a vibrant link to the surrounding natural landscape. According to a press release sent out in the spring for the hospital's reopening, members of the Sechelt Indian Band [...]
Princess Margaret School in Surrey sits a little taller under the sun after a student-led installation of a roof-top solar photovoltaic system, which will offset electricity costs and lower carbon emissions. The idea for the system began two years ago by the Grade 10 Environmental Club, who set to work raising the necessary funds, with a [...]