Environmental Impact

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.

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.

Solar government grants

May 3, 2021: $1.5 billion has been committed to support community buildings to stay resilient and carbon neutral into the future. A significant part of the program’s mandate is to elevate such spaces to provide access for underserved communities with higher needs, especially Indigenous communities.