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BC Energy Step Code Net Zero

October 31, 2022: Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology will be a critical component of every new building built under the BC Energy Step Code. This is particularly true of the later steps as municipalities adopt code that comes closer to net zero emissions.

: 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.

June 27, 2022: The Canada Greener Homes Loan is now offering interest-free financing to eligible homeowners for their energy efficiency retrofits including solar! Find out how you can apply for this attractive loan to make your solar dreams a reality.

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.

solar carbon

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.