Thursday, 23 February 2017

Have you considered a ground mounting option for solar?

Ground mounted solar is an excellent option for property owners for a range of reasons. If your roof is older or perhaps unsuitable due to angles, shape and size, a ground array can solve those problems. A ground array is also scalable and you can start small and go to several hundred modules based on need, interest and finances.

You can also position them on your property to act as wind breaks, fences, or to block out things nearby that you would prefer not to look at. They are easier to maintain, and you can also disassemble them and take them somewhere else if you decide to move.

We offer various size options. For the average house in BC, a ground mount with 40 modules (two rows of 20 in portrait mode) will neutralize 100% of your utility bill. This larger ground mount is approximately 67' long.


Monday, 13 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Solar is for all ages

Ian and his wife Audrey took delivery this week of their new solar array. This 14 module system will grace the southern side of their roof in the Westsyde area of Kamloops, and should be up and running once the snow has melted.
At 84 years old you would wonder why I’m going solar? Do I really, honestly, believe that I’ll live long enough to break even on the investment? No. But my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren - - - and neighbours will realize that I’ve done my best to leave them a message of  sustainability. Hopefully they, in turn, will leave similar messages that will contribute a little more to the planet’s health. Even from an economic point of view, should the Site C hydro dam go through, those with foresight will realize that the only way to lessen their soaring hydro bills is to become as energy independent as possible. 
- Ian





A new solar array is coming to Rayleigh

Congratulations to Noreen and Ken for their new stack of solar modules. Ken and their son Ryan took delivery today. They purchased 17 Canadian Solar 280 Watt monocrystalline modules with a matte black frame finish. They plan to purchase the balance of the system including inverters and mounting kit soon. This will be one of only a handful of solar systems in their area just north of Kamloops.

We feel that it is our duty as global citizens to take an active role in reducing our own carbon footprint, and purchasing a solar array is a part of that process. Dr. Michael Mehta has guided us through the purchase and design of our solar system, demonstrating how this can be more attainable for the average home owner. It is one of many elements of our lifestyle that we believe will make a difference in carbon reduction.

- Noreen and Ken 


Congratulations to Sarah and Tim

Sarah and Tim of North Kamloops are the proud owners of a new solar array. Their 16 module system arrived today. It is composed of Canadian Solar 280 Watt monocrystalline modules, Enphase M250 micro-inverters and cabling, an aluminum rail kit with flashing and parts for mounting on a shingle roof, and an Envoy communication gateway to get realtime data on their arrays performance.

About 8 years ago we put in a high efficiency furnace, an on-demand tankless hot water heater and a heat pump. We wanted to reduce our carbon footprint. As a result of this our natural gas bill decreased dramatically (less than 1/4).  Now we are getting close to retirement and we want to have our hydro bill as low as we can get it. To help us  reach this goal we decided to install solar panels. It feels great to  lower our demand for electricity from B.C. Hydro in ways that are not destructive to the environment. 
- Tim and Sarah