Energy Efficiency

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.

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.

September 8, 2021: 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.