Solar Hot Water

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 [...]

BC Hydro to Raise Rates by 26%. Interview with Terratek on Chek News

August 7th, 2015|

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.

The Sky’s the Limit for Victoria General Hospital Solar Savings

August 7th, 2015|

The Victoria General Hospital made excellent use of their solar hot water system this summer. According to the SunReports renewable energy monitor that was installed on the system, theperformance for July 3 shows a production of 583.79 Kilowatt hours (kWhs). This translates into an energy savings big enough to power 23 homes for a day, [...]

One of BC’s Smallest School Districts Goes Big With Solar

August 7th, 2015|

While the solar PV system at Sk'aavgaa naay Elementary School in Skidegate, on Haida Gwaii has only been installed for just over a month, the savings are already accumulating. Environmental equivalents achieved include enough energy to power a TV for 14,706 hours, or to power 16 computers for one year. Total greenhouse gases avoided to [...]

Solar Hot Water System on Gabriola Island B&B Helps With Laundry Loads

August 7th, 2015|

"Arbutus Bluff is now closer to the sun" states the Gabriola Island B&B's website, and it couldn't be more true with a solar hot water system reaping the rewards of summer sunshine. The system was installed three years ago to help decrease owner Bill and Liz's hydro bills. "As a B&B we use white sheets [...]

May Newsletter: Spring Roundup

August 7th, 2015|

  Welcome to Spring! It's great to see the sun out again, and feel the temperature warming up. We've had a busy few months, recently finishing up several solar electric installations with the Comox Valley Regional District. Read the story here... It's also time to start thinking about the cost-effective and highly efficient option of [...]

New Terratek Service: Certified Energy Management

August 7th, 2015|

Terratek is pleased to announce the recent qualification of principal Scott Fleenor as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). This designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence and proficiency in the energy management profession. "It allows us to further help our customers save energy," says Scott. "We can now break down a [...]