Solar Technology

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.

University of Calgary Child Development Centre SkyFire Solar Anniversary

July 22, 2021: The University of Calgary’s Child Development Centre (CDC) is notable in the engineering world for being the first ever certified LEED Platinum building in a cold climate. It is also notable for being the very first commercial scale solar project ever installed by SkyFire Energy...

June 17, 2021: The year 2021 will be significant the world over, as the year the global community climbed from the alarming depths of an unprecedented pandemic. For all the significance of that, the year 2021 also stands tall as a turning point for SkyFire Energy as we mark 20 years in business in 2021. Let’s spend some time diving into the history of SkyFire Energy, and how we managed to survive as early adopters of solar PV technology.

Install solar panels on commercial buildings

May 12, 2021: If you own a business or commercial real estate, you’ve probably considered investing in solar energy. Solar electricity gives your business control and stability over utility costs for at least 25 to 30 years, and in a time of increasing carbon pricing, that investment will help your business’ bottom line. Since not every commercial building is suitable for solar, we have put together a list of key factors that determine if your commercial building has great potential for a solar power installation.