Saving on Heating Costs in BC

Saving on Heating Costs in BC

As North America transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, more and more people will be switching from Natural Gas furnaces to electric heating. How might this transition take place? Some good souls may do it out of the good of their heart, but for most people, it will have to be economically incentivized

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Fortis BC Net Metering

Fortis BC Net Metering

You may have seen the graphs, maps and diagrams saying how much solar potential we have in Western Canada, yet places like Germany are still so far ahead of us. If we have so much more sun, why would we not install as much solar as we possibly can? The answer lies primarily in 1)

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Alberta is keeping PACE with the future of clean energy

Alberta is keeping PACE with the future of clean energy

Source: https://solect.com/deep-dive-c-pace-solar-financing/     One of the greatest challenges facing Albertans who want to invest in a renewable energy project, or energy efficiency measures for their home, is finding a way to pay for it. Both renewable energy and energy efficiency projects can be significant financial investments, which often do not fit easily within household

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Edmonton Incentive for Residential Solar Program

Edmonton Incentive for Residential Solar Program

Residential Solar Program in Edmonton is now open for applications. This exciting news was announced by The City of Edmonton Change Homes for Climate. In addition to the Alberta Residential Solar Program, the City’s incentive will be paid at the rate of $0.15/W of installed capacity. When combined with the Alberta program, the City of

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New Energy-Efficiency Agri-processing Programs

New Energy-Efficiency Agri-processing Programs

In the spring of 2018, the Alberta government and the Federal government is announcing two new programs for farms and processors energy-efficiency: The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program (FEAP) and Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program. These programs replace the old Growing Forward 1 and 2 programs. As always with everything new, it takes time to understand what

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Alberta Indigenous Solar and Community Energy Program

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. Alberta Indigenous Solar Program provides funding for

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Growing Forward Solar PV Program is Announced

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. The level of funding depends on

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Solar Powered Carport

Solar-powered carport could be a great option if a homeowner: needs a shelter for the car, or is concerned with high prices on new garage construction in Alberta, or has limitations from municipal regulations or fire safety considerations, or plans to purchase a plug-in EV in the future. Solar carport will generate for a homeowner

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Capture Price of Solar vs Wind in Alberta

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. Also, air conditioning load increases during hot summer days. These are the hours when solar tends to

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Solar for Edmonton Community Leagues

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. Each system will have a web monitor installed

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Growing Forward 2 Program – On-Farm Energy Management

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. Dandelion Renewables is recognized by the Alberta Agriculture as an approved contractor for this program; we

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