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.