E.L Smith Solar Farm  Environmental Considerations

E.L Smith Solar Farm Environmental Considerations

  Epcor’s proposed E.L. Smith solar farm has been making its way into the local news recently. It’s certainly an interesting project and, at first glance, has the public polarized (as seems to be the general trend in society). However, after a more careful review, it seems Epcor is doing its due diligence to insure

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Calgary Residence #1

Calgary Residence #1

Owners: L. Bentley Owner Comments Motivation As a Geoscientist who regularly interacts with climate scientists, I am convinced CO2 and methane emissions are causing climate change and ocean acidification. Run-away global warming and ocean acidification would lead to an environmental, social and economic catastrophe. We feel we must do our part to reduce emissions. How

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Samoa, South Pacific, Battery Based Solar.

Samoa, South Pacific, Battery Based Solar.

Owners: Samoan Highland Retreat Owner Comments “In February 2013 after a quite devastating Cyclone Evan in Samoa, we at Samoan Highland Hideaway were without power for 6 weeks. Thus through our common Edmonton base, I asked Mikhail of Dandelion Renewables to install an off-grid system for us in Samoa. After the last 5 years of

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Solar PV modules recycling

Solar PV modules recycling

One of the questions about solar PV (photovoltaics) that I get asked is “what will be the negative environmental impact of solar PV modules (a.k.a. solar panels) when they’re not being used for power generation anymore?”     This is an important question because: some of the materials in the solar modules (e.g. lead and

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New On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program Announced

New On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program Announced

Great News! The new On-Farm Solar PV funding program under the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry department has been released and are currently accepting applications. The only program eligibility requirements are that the Customer is a resident of Alberta with a Distribution Rate Class of Farm, Irrigation, Grain Drying or Equivalent. This piece of information is

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Taking back Control through Solar

Taking back Control through Solar

I was at the supermarket the other day, shopping for my weekly groceries, when I strolled into the seafood section. One thing I haven’t bought in a while was a piece of Pacific Salmon. The kind of piece that you cut up into steaks or cook as one large fillet with just the right amount

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John Addison, Roof-Top Solar System

John Addison, Roof-Top Solar System

Owners: John Addison Owner Comments They were the only company of the 5 we got quotes from who took the time to come visit our property. It turned out to be a long process due to delivery issues but we were kept informed. They followed up on issues and made sure deficiencies were caught and

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Agricultural Energy Efficiency

Agricultural Energy Efficiency

You may have seen graphs, articles, videos etc. telling you how much energy is consumed by the agricultural sector. It’s not our business to tell you what you should eat, but it is our business to help you lower your energy use, generate your own energy and save money while doing it. The question we

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Beaver County, ground mount solar

Beaver County, ground mount solar

Owners: Trefry family Owner Comments Recently Dandelion Renewables installed a Solar System for our acreage. They provided good advice on location and type of system that would meet our needs- we choose a stand alone on a near-by south facing hill. They completed all permits and application for rebate and kept us informed as to

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Daysland, Alberta Iron Creek

Daysland, Alberta Iron Creek

Owners: Iron Creek Truck and Trailer Ltd Owner Comments Solar power generation is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your home or business. We chose Dandelion Renewables for our commercial solar project, and couldn’t have been happier with the results. Mikhail (the owner) was very knowledgeable, his installation team was quick and

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Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Program Updates

Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Program Updates

In early December 2018 we received an update with the current numbers for the Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Program rebates as follows: 322 solar power projects funded 234 applications under consideration Average project sizes, for both solar systems under consideration and ones that have been funded: Residential solar: 7.2 KW, Commercial solar: 370 KW (with large variation in

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Energy-Efficiency Portfolio

Dandelion Renewables existence started from conducting energy-efficiency studies for residential and commercial customers. From the beginning till now, we have had one or two energy-efficiency projects running at a time that occupy our experienced engineering team. Below is a portfolio of some of our energy-efficiency achievements and projects we have completed over years: · Residential

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