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September 16, 2021: To achieve a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector, the Government of Canada has launched a new Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program that aims to create an enabling environment for the development and adoption of clean technology which includes solar PV systems.

September 8, 2021: Alberta Ecotrust is a unique partnership between the corporate sector and the environmental community. Together, they invest in the people and projects that protect the natural systems we rely on for life and prosperity. The Climate Innovation Fund (CIF) Grant Program offered by Alberta Ecotrust funds local climate mitigation projects in Calgary and Edmonton, covering a diverse range of activities, from technology demonstration to collective impact and policy advancement.

: The recent announcement by the Federal Government of the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative is an exciting one for Canadians. The grant provides funding for home evaluations and for retrofits, up to a total of $5,600. Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 total for the cost of pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows, doors and… solar PV system installation!

August 18, 2021: Around 2010, the perfect opportunity arose. Nine years into the solar game, SkyFire had enough experience to take on a bigger challenge, and a project at Okanagan College in Penticton fit that bill. The building’s owners and engineers were striving to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge, a certification meant to incorporate all aspects of a building’s life into a cohesive, sustainable package which actively supports its immediate surroundings.

Homes By Sorensen custom home solar

July 29, 2021: One local custom home builder, Homes By Sorensen, has separated itself from the pack by embracing renewable energy, and in their experience, it’s far from a tough sell for people.