On October 5th, 2016, the Alberta Government launched The Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Community Energy Program. The programs will provide grants to Alberta Indigenous communities and organizations to support solar energy systems and energy efficiency on facilities owned by communities or organizations of the First Nations people.
Growing Forward 2 On-Farm Solar PV program was announced today. The program funding will apply to micro-generation sites, where generated solar power will be used to offset the farm power consumption. The focus of this incentive will be on supporting both the environmentally friendly energy generation and energy efficiency.
Solar carport will generate for a homeowner electricity for many years to come. For a city home with an average annual power consumption a double car carport can generate as much as a household consumes over the year. That means, throughout a year the solar carport can offset 100% the power bill energy charge.
Positive correlation between Alberta hourly pool prices and hourly solar generation results in solar capturing higher prices than an average power pool price. In fact, the power pool naturally observes higher power demands from businesses during a daytime.
George Ivanchikov (13 years old) created coverage of 4 community leagues solar installations that Dandelion Renewables completed this month. Enjoy the video!
Dandelion Renewables is installing this week solar power systems on 4 community leagues in Edmonton: Rossdale, Riverdale, West Jasper Place and Ritchie. Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and City of Edmonton contributed last year $110,000 to facilitate installation on seven community leagues and EFCL building as well.
Another exciting Government of Alberta energy efficiency program has just been announced! The Growing Forward 2 program has launched On-Farm Energy Management which covers up to 50% of the cost of investments that improve energy efficiency on Alberta farms.
We are excited to spread the good word about the Saskpower Net Metering Rebate program! Saskpower is paying back 20% of the costs towards the installation of grid-connected environmentally friendly power.
While in Samoa, Dandelion Renewables in partnership with locals registered a satellite business under a name Paradise Solar Samoa. Many Western companies approached Samoan government with offers and suggestions, but Paradise Solar seems to be the first company to actually build a working commercial solar power system.
Come to join us for an interesting discussion at Grant MacEwan University – CN Theatre Rm 5-142 on January 23rd, 2013. Dandelion Renewables will present on permit fees for solar power installations across different Alberta municipalities.
One of the most cost effective ground mount solution for larger solar power farms is now tested in Alberta grounds. Gayk RAM and Schletter racking were shipped all the way from Tuscon, AZ. With such a great supplies and equipment our installations just fly.
What could further facilitate spreading of the renewable energy to the fertile Alberta ground? As a development of new rebates, incentives and regulations for renewable energy is under way in Alberta Energy and City of Edmonton cabinets, we would like to share Dandelion Renewables thoughts on this question.
We were excited to receive in the mail an invitation to tap into solar power from ENMAX.
A new round of the Growing Forward Solar PV Equipment Pilot Program will be announced on April 2nd, 2012. The funding for farmers will be limited and will be distributed again on the first come – first serve basis.
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development announced today a new Solar PV Equipment Pilot Program. The program is designed to fund new PV grid-tie installations for Alberta farmers running an agricultural operation with a minimum $10,000 annual gross agricultural income.
Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) is a great local hub that unites many like-minded people. The society educates, promotes and leads the way to the sustainable development, energy conservation and wide-spread use of renewable energy.
A grid-tie solar/wind system in Alberta that is sized exactly to match an average annual load helps to avoid only a portion of transmission and distribution charges.
The increasing grid power prices in Alberta make arguments for power conservation and distributed generation even stronger.
Since the end of year 2011, the investments in grid-tie solar systems became financially viable with the savings on the power bill outweighing the initial investment.