NDP vs. UCP for Solar in Alberta

NDP vs. UCP for Solar in Alberta

With Rachel Notley’s NDP announcing the provincial election for April 16, 2019, many are speculating what will happen to the renewable energy industry. There is a looming fear that what happened in Ontario will be mirrored in Alberta if the UCP is voted in. The Ontario liberals introduced the Green Energy Act in 2009 and

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Summer Heating with Renewables

Summer Heating with Renewables

Using renewable energy to heat is challenging in Western Canada as neither solar thermal nor air source heat pumps (ASHP) are very efficient at -30C. In addition, they most often have to compete with natural gas, which is relatively inexpensive in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, making the economics poor in many cases. However, there

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Solar for Edmonton

Solar for Edmonton

Owners: Anh Nguyen Owner Comments I would strongly recommend Dandelion Renewables. They are a highly professional team! They would be so willing to answer questions during the whole process. They always keep us informed on how everything goes and if there would be any changes or delays. My installation was on schedule and the system

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Solar Center Pivot Irrigation

Solar Center Pivot Irrigation

Image source: Alberta Farmer Express In Alberta, drought is becoming more and more common while electricity prices are only getting higher. This means special attention is needed regarding the efficiency of irrigation systems. There are a few government programs that can help with irrigation efficiency in Alberta including the Canadian Agricultural Partnership grant for Irrigation

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Photovoltaic Glass (BIPV)

Photovoltaic Glass (BIPV)

Dandelion Renewables is completing one of Edmonton’s first Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) installations at Dominion Hotel on Whyte Avenue, Edmonton. We were contracted by Beljan Developments to retrofit the existing skylights with solar PV glass to offset some of the building’s electrical consumption. Seven 2.5m x 1m sealed amorphous glass units each capable of generating

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Solar for Edmonton

Solar for Edmonton

Owners: Don Yee Owner Comments Very friendly a professional to deal with. Installation was on time and on budget and have had no problems. Project Details Operating Since: 08/24/2018 Solar Panels: 32 x Q Cell, 3o5W DC Power Rating: 9.76kW Inverter: 1 x SMA, 7.0kW Solar Production Data...

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Solar for Edmonton

Solar for Edmonton

Owners: Hank Binnema  Owner Comments Great service; realistic about timelines, installed faster than they estimated; safety conscious. Project Details Operating Since: 12/19/2018 Solar Panels: 10 x Longi, 34oW DC Power Rating: 3.4kW Inverter: 1 x SMA, 3.8kW Solar Production Data: https://www.sunnyportal.com/Templates/PublicPageOverview.aspx?plant=8be7bbe9-c1b9-4232-aac5-63e0ff896292 View Dandelion Renewables...

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Solar for Edmonton

Solar for Edmonton

Owners: Jim MacDonald Owner Comments Everyone we dealt with from Dandelion, without exception, was friendly and responsive. They took the time to answer all our questions, even from the neighbors during installation. The installation was on time and on budget, and has been trouble free. We couldn’t ask for any more. Project Details Operating Since:

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Brazeau County Alberta Solar Rebate

Brazeau County Alberta Solar Rebate

At the end of 2018 Brazeau County announced an additional solar incentive for residents and farms located in the Brazeau County. The rebate amount announced is $0.90/DC Watt of installed solar system capacity up to $10,000 limit per landowner within the County.  The Brazeau County solar rebate is paid in addition to the existing Energy

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SaskPower Net Metering and Power Generation Partner Program

SaskPower Net Metering and Power Generation Partner Program

SaskPower started this fall implementing changes to facilitate power generation that helps to meet its goals of reducing emissions and increasing renewable energy generation. The first step is the Power Generation Partner Program (“PGPP”). For the next two years, the program will support 10MW per year of renewable energy projects, including solar power, biomass, biogas, hydro

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