solar

BC Energy Step Code Net Zero

October 31, 2022: Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology will be a critical component of every new building built under the BC Energy Step Code. This is particularly true of the later steps as municipalities adopt code that comes closer to net zero emissions.

solar carbon

January 5, 2022: There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and solar energy is no exception to that rule. Just because no carbon is emitted during the operation of solar modules does not mean that carbon emission and other forms of pollution and toxic processes are not involved. Creating a solar module does require energy and complex materials, and there have been many life cycle assessments (LCA) of various energy sources to determine “cradle to grave” carbon emissions. 

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...