Wind Energy

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 [...]

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.

Residential Grid-Tie Wind System Case Study, Courtenay BC

August 7th, 2015|

Homeowners on a rural property in Courtenay began building their dream home in 2009 and one of their renewable energy goals was to install a wind electric system. Good access to prevailing southeast and northwest winds made for a feasible wind site, with no land permitting required for their hobby farm. An electrical permit and [...]

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 [...]

Green Website Features Terratek’s Solar/Wind

August 7th, 2015|

The Auto West Group in Richmond, BC has a new green website that features all of their renewable energy initiatives. The dealership has an impressive amount of innovative green design, with geothermal heating and cooling, a roof top apiary to compliment their green roof gardens, two underground tanks collecting storm water runoff for irrigatation use, [...]

Pay No PST: Solar & Wind

August 7th, 2015|

We are happy to announce that as of April 1, 2013, our solar and wind renewable energy systems are now PST exempt with the return from HST to a provincial sales tax system of GST and PST. Under the list of PST exemptions from the provincial government is “energy conservation” personal property which includes: solar [...]

Wind Electric: How To Determine Site Feasibility

August 7th, 2015|

While a wind electric system can be a very efficient renewable energy system it's also very site specific, with a number of requirements that need to be met in order for a site location to be feasible. Often times, we think it's windier than it is and to make the most of a wind system sustained [...]

Surrey, Vancouver and Colwood in Earth Hour City Challenge

August 6th, 2015|

The Earth Hour City Challenge initiative has been created to celebrate cities that are taking amazing steps towards a 100% renewable future. The jury has selected 17 cities and municipalities that have shown an extraordinary will to support this transition. Amongst the competition are the City of Vancouver, the City of Surrey and the City of Colwood. Cast [...]

Come Down and See Us at the BC Home and Garden Show

August 6th, 2015|

We will be at the BC Home and Garden Show, at BC Place in Vancouver from Feb. 20 - Feb. 24. Stop by and get information on renewable energy options for your home or business, check out our energy monitor display and enter to win! Show times: Wednesday Feb. 20: 4pm - 9pm Thursday, Feb. 21: 12pm  - 9pm [...]