The Town of Viking Shoots for Net-Zero on Municipal Buildings

The Town of Viking Shoots for Net-Zero on Municipal Buildings

Another Alberta town takes advantage of the funding provided through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program. The Town of Viking, Alberta, is aiming to produce a majority of its municipal electrical needs using solar energy. Following the Town of Raymond, Viking will become the second municipality in Alberta to be net-zero. Viking town council initially considered

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Farm Energy-efficiency FAQs

Question: Who is authorized to conduct a farm-specific energy-efficiency audit? Answer: The engineering professionals with the technical skills to conduct energy audits and who have experience with farms. Additionally, you can look at Dandelion Renewables Energy-Efficiency case studies, the Agricultural Energy-Efficiency analytical review and financing programs in 2019 for increasing irrigation systems...

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Change Homes for Climate – Edmonton Solar Program

Change Homes for Climate – Edmonton Solar Program

While the province of Alberta rolls back on the climate action measures and withdraws the incentives for renewable energy programs, the City of Edmonton has announced its CHANGE HOMES FOR CLIMATE – SOLAR PROGRAM. The City is offering Edmontonians $0.40/watt towards the cost of the system, which is roughly 15% of the cost of going solar!  Edmonton is one

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Solar for Edmonton

Solar for Edmonton

Owners: Kay Frederick  Owner Comments We recently had Dandelion Renewables install a solar array at our home. We appreciated that they did a site inspection before they wrote our quote, it made us more confident in their quote. Their employees were pleasant to have around and we are pleased with the work they did, we

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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 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) | Solar windows

Photovoltaic Glass (BIPV) | Solar windows

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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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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