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.
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 [...]
BC Hydro will likely increase their rates in the very near future, according to Energy Minister Bill Bennett in a recent Vancouver Sun article. According to the article, Bennett says rate hikes are inevitable due to necessary capital investments. In terms of renewable energy in BC, this means a more attractive return on investment. Right [...]
We recently provided solar PV panels and oversaw a student install at Princess Margaret Secondary, in Surrey. The project was in partnership with BCIT's electrical apprenticeship program, allowing the high school students to gain university credit through the installation project. http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Surrey+high+school+solar+panels+shining+example+green+action+with+video/8452478/story.html
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 [...]