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March 25, 2019: A Tribute to Danny Howard Written by David Vonesch   Your life is defined by how you carry on. Danny (right) and Rory take a moment to celebrate one of several projects completed for the Wellington Catholic District School Board in Guelph, Ontario, 2012 Danny Howard worked for SkyFire from 2010 to 2012 and led […]

October 11, 2012: We are often asked “will my solar panels stand up to hail?” The answer is YES.  A solar module or panel that is installed properly and tilted to face South should never break from hail.  Up until a couple weeks ago we would tell people, “we’ve never seen a solar module (panel) being damaged from […]

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 […]

January 24, 2012: A major consideration for many homeowners evaluating a solar power installation is aesthetics. It’s not too hard to imagine this scenario: Partner 1: “I was reading about this new program where you can put solar panels on your roof and make money. Seems like a good extra revenue stream, and we can reduce the pollution […]