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Solar Photovoltaics: Reaping the Benefits of Solar Energy in Vancouver

August 7th, 2015|

With traditional energy costs rising by the day, it is only practical to look for other sources of energy such as hydroelectric power, wind energy, and solar energy in Vancouver. Harnessing the power of natural sources of energy will not only cut your expenses but also reduce the pollution caused by burning coals and fossil [...]

Solar Energy in Vancouver: Key to Becoming the World’s Greenest City

August 7th, 2015|

Global warming is no longer a myth. It’s a perilous environmental problem that threatens the entire human population, and non-profit organizations, such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), have been continuously spearheading projects aimed to overturn the effects of global warming. One of those innovative initiatives is the Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long competition [...]

Reliable Solar Energy for Vancouver Households: Benefits and Concerns

August 7th, 2015|

Solar power technology offers many benefits to Canada homes, but it also has issues which you can rely on specialists in solar energy in Vancouver to solve. The Sun is the biggest source of free energy for the Earth. Without this bounty, it would be impossible for life to exist, and that includes the highly [...]

Wind, Geothermal, and Solar Energy in Vancouver Could Soon Be the Norm

August 7th, 2015|

The civilization’s dependence on fossil fuels and their dwindling supply have prompted many businesses and residents to take a long, hard look at renewable energy sources like wind, geothermal, and solar. Detractors have raised their concerns, but the long-term benefits of renewable energy far outweigh the limitations, as described in Conserve Energy Future. While there [...]

Vancouver Solar Power is as Cost-Competitive as Conventional Sources

August 7th, 2015|

Local Vancouver solar energy providers such as Terratek Energy, Inc. have a newfound friend in a recent study; the results of which further strengthen the case for increased reliance on solar power generation in the coming years. CBC News reports: Solar and wind power are increasingly cost-competitive with conventional forms of electrical power, including coal [...]

Running on Sunshine: Using Solar Energy in Vancouver to Fuel Cars

August 7th, 2015|

With the increasing prices of gasoline to fuel cars, and the gathering pernicious impact of global warming, people are steadily turning to solar-powered electric vehicles (EV) and viewing solar energy in Vancouver to power recharging stations for their electric cars as a positive alternative. Ted Laturnus, in his article for Straight.com, writes about the city’s [...]

Off-Grid Solar Energy in Vancouver Rises Amidst an Aging Power Grid

August 7th, 2015|

It doesn't matter how many megawatts power plants are dishing out. Without good transmission lines, energy isn't going anywhere. Thousands of miles of transmission lines run across Canada's southern provinces. Big cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary benefit from hundreds of power plants pumping out as much power as they can. However, even with an [...]

People Power: Taking a Proactive Approach to Solar Energy in Vancouver

August 7th, 2015|

A lot of people are concerned about the potential problems the continued warming of the Earth’s atmosphere might cause. To curb the rise of global temperatures, many governments have instituted policy changes designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to the warming phenomenon. To the dismay of many, Stephen Harper’s government has, as of [...]

Rising Use of Solar Energy in Vancouver Buildings – A Promising Sign

August 7th, 2015|

Renewable energy is an increasing concern for many people, whether they be private individuals installing solar panels for Vancouver homes or public institutions investing in wind farms. It also bodes well that companies like Terratek Energy to provide the expertise and resources to encourage this energy revolution. This emerging environmental consciousness can greatly help in [...]

Vancouver Solar Energy: Power Source You Can Rely On Even in the Cold

August 7th, 2015|

The city of Yukon installed solar panels on its government buildings a few years ago. The result: reliable solar power even in places which get little sunshine.   Since 2009, the Yukon Energy Solutions Centre has been monitoring the performance of the solar panels installed on government buildings. They recently released a report, stating that [...]