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Solar Energy in Vancouver: Powering Up Your Home Safely and Naturally

August 7th, 2015|

Every homeowner typically deals with utility expenses sapping a good deal of his monthly budget– you may have had to sacrifice some wants to pay extra for the needs. However, as a CBC news report shows, there’s one other option to consider:   "A Surrey resident has drastically cut his electricity bill by installing solar [...]

Solar Energy in Vancouver can Slash Your Power Bill to Single Digits

August 7th, 2015|

Electricity is a vital utility, but it will cost you— the average Canadian household pays about $100 dollars per month for it. For one Surrey resident though, his power bill is a simple $3. How did he do it? Daniel Jennings of OffTheGridNews.com reports on the details:   Hans Wekking of Surrey, British Columbia, pays [...]

Solar Power in Vancouver: Making the Switch to Sustainable Energy

August 7th, 2015|

The mass of solar arrays mounted on the International Space Station (ISS) is as big as a football field. All eight arrays provide the ISS with around 110 kW of solar energy. In contrast, solar panels installed on a typical home generate between 2 kW and 6 kW, depending on the system installed. At least [...]

How Solar Energy in Vancouver Reduces the City’s Carbon Footprint

August 7th, 2015|

In Canada, where efforts are being made to cut down on cities’ carbon footprints, recent developments surrounding coal mining in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia are being compared. Mike Chisholm reports on this for the Vancouver Observer. It may be the industrial heartland of Canada, but Ontario took a major step forward this [...]

News Update: Campbell River Family Energy Challenge

August 7th, 2015|

Tough Decision Ahead for Energy Challenge Judges (Originally published on Campbell River Website) Watch the Energy Challenge videos on YouTube After 30 days of conserving energy and sharing their journey with the rest of the community, five Campbell River families have finished BC’s first home energy video challenge. And now comes the tough part as [...]

Sir Charles Tupper Receives funding for Solar Panel Installation

August 6th, 2015|

The students and staff at Charles Tupper Secondary in Vancouver have been working toward the installation of a Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) system for over 2 years. The VSB facilities department had originally supported the school through the installation of the bases to install solar-PV arrays and the school had also received the donation of a [...]

Good Article on Home Energy Efficiency

August 6th, 2015|

Things to consider when buying, building or renovating a home When building, buying or renovating a home most people focus on the price, layout, size and aesthetics of the home. It can be easy to forget that there are other very important things that are not easily seen that need to be considered such as [...]

World Wildlife Fund ranks Vancouver and Victoria in top 10 Greenest Cities List

August 6th, 2015|

Original Story and Top 10 List on WWF- Canada blog. Announcing the top 10 cities leading the battle against climate change. The Earth Hour List, compiled in partnership with Corporate Knights, highlights positive actions being taken by municipalities to fight climate change. Each city was ranked out of 10 points, based on specific, climate-change related [...]

New technology allows District of North Vancouver residents to see the light

August 6th, 2015|

With energy prices on the rise and awareness of climate change growing, interest in solar power has been increasing among private homeowners. But with variables from weather patterns to roof angle impacting effectiveness, only certain homes are suitable for adoption of solar technology. Now, at the click of a button, residents of the District of [...]

Go Green and Boost Business

August 6th, 2015|

A wave of eco-innovation is rolling across Canada and on the crest of that wave is a plethora of green-savvy businesses working towards a more sustainable future. Lloyd Lee, business development associate for Climate Smart,an organization that helps businesses build more sustainable models, says the benefits are two-fold. "The biggest motivation is cost saving," says [...]