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December 9, 2020: Westman Village’s commitment to a cohesive, connected community goes beyond creature comforts and vibrant social dynamics. Creating homes and communities for the 21st century means creating spaces that operate in future-focused, sustainable ways. As an investment, renewable solar energy both reduces long term emissions and provides superior technology homeowners will reap benefits from for decades. […]

April 9, 2013: A couple months back, we announced the completed installation of Phase 2 of our Northwest Territories Power Corporation airport solar array in Fort Simpson, NT. The 43kW system adds to the 60kW system installed at the same site by SkyFire Energy in 2012 and makes it Canada’s largest solar PV system North of 60°. The system is […]

January 31, 2013: What has 45 kW of inverters, 30 000 pounds of batteries, and enough capacity to power an average home for almost a month?? The answer is the custom built SunDragon system, commissioned for the Department of Defense. Oh, and did we mention it can be packed up within the sea-can shipping container in under 15 […]

March 11, 2012: Canadian winters are synonymous with snow so it is important that consideration be given for the effects of snow on winter and year round energy production from solar electric and solar thermal systems.  Although clearing the snow from a solar array can help you squeeze a few more kiloWatt-hours (kWh) from your solar PV system, […]

February 10, 2012: In a previous blog post I offered some advice on what makes a house suitable for solar.  One of the factors was the orientation of the roof to south, which I’ll delve deeper into here. The maximum energy production comes when the sun’s rays are perpendicular to a solar panel (solar module). This is sometimes […]