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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2018 Solar Power International Innovations

2018 Solar Power International Innovations

This year the Solar Power International Innovations (SPI) was held in Anaheim, California.  I Mikhail Ivanchikov attend on behalf of Dandelion Renewables. It was nice to experience the lovely weather for a week, leaving Edmonton covered in snow for a sunny and warm California.  The show and information there was so valuable and intense that I had

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Solar System In Central Alberta

Solar System In Central Alberta

Owners: Ken and Florence Stemo Owner Comments We had been thinking about getting solar energy for our farm for some time and contacted three companies for quotes. All three responded with quotes, but only Mikhail, the owner of  Dandelion Renewables came to view our property. We found Mikhail to be very personable, and very knowledgeable

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BC Micro Hydro

BC Micro Hydro

I love micro hydro. When done the right way, it can be environmentally friendly, have minimal ecological impact, simple, efficient and robust. My first job in renewable energy was with Smart Hydro Power, a German company selling 1m diameter floating river turbines which generate up to 5kW of electricity. It’s an exciting industry with a

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BC Hydro-Net Metering

BC Hydro-Net Metering

How Solar PV Works with BC Hydro-Net Metering The BC Hydro-Net Metering program allows for homeowners and business owners to generate electricity to offset their electricity needs, using renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind power and water power (micro-hydro). “Net metering” generally means that at each billing period (e.g. every two months with

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Off-Grid with Electric Vehicle Energy Storage

Off-Grid with Electric Vehicle Energy Storage

At Dandelion Renewables we design and build energy storage systems that use batteries for various applications including off-grid energy, grid backup, and grid peak demand shaving.  We are passionate about using the latest and most cost-effective technologies for each system we provide. One of the emerging technologies that we are excited about is V2G (Vehicle-To-Grid)

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Community Solar Systems Near Nelson

Community Solar Systems Near Nelson

In the month of July 2018, Dandelion Renewables installed community solar systems near Nelson, British Columbia.   We built three solar PV systems on community buildings in Balfour, BC, near Nelson, with a combined solar capacity of 67KW DC. These three projects complement Nelson Hydro’s own 60KW DC community solar garden project that was built to

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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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