May 10, 2022: There is no doubt that some rare and potentially hazardous materials are present in solar modules. It is important to note that those materials exist in the production phase, at the end of a module’s life cycle, and occasionally in the event of a severe weather event such as a hurricane or tornado, if it damages a large solar array.
January 20, 2022: Net Zero homes and buildings are no longer a carbon reduction pipe dream and are now a completely attainable reality. British Columbia and the Government of Canada are both in the process of transitioning building codes and regulations to transition as many buildings as possible to net zero ready status by 2030 to 2032. Between increasing carbon taxation and eco friendly values, there is more reason than ever to invest in your home or business’ clean energy technology. Solar PV is now a critical tool for our communities to achieve a coveted net zero ready status, with the help of BC’s Step Code.
January 5, 2022: There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and solar energy is no exception to that rule. Just because no carbon is emitted during the operation of solar modules does not mean that carbon emission and other forms of pollution and toxic processes are not involved. Creating a solar module does require energy and complex materials, and there have been many life cycle assessments (LCA) of various energy sources to determine “cradle to grave” carbon emissions.
November 24, 2021: Alberta’s Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) provides financing to residential and commercial property owners to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades more affordable. Also known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). In Alberta, CEIP offers competitive financing to cover up to 100 percent of project costs and makes repayment convenient through your property’s regular […]