ENMAX Solar Power – Spread the Renewables

We were excited to receive in the mail an invitation to tap into solar power from ENMAX. The invitation is very empowering and it gets more people to think about energy alternatives and sustainability. The ENMAX direct mail reached over 8,000 people in Alberta and could help to make a real big difference in the

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Alberta Solar PV Equipment Pilot Program

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. The funding is limited and will be distributed on the first come – first serve basis.

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Membership in the Solar Energy Society of Alberta

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. Check out SESA website for next free seminars and we hope to see more friends out there.

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Alberta RRO prices jumped to 15.1 cents per KWh in January 2012

The increasing grid power prices in Alberta make arguments for power conservation and distributed generation even stronger. January RRO prices jumped to 15.1 cents per KWh for Edmonton customers mainly due to the outages in Alberta coal-fired power generation. Earlier in November 2011, an increase in Edmonton distribution tariffs and tariff adjustments resulted in higher

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Solar power reached a grid parity in Alberta

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. Here is what makes a grid-tied photovoltaic technology competitive and affordable in the Alberta power market today: constantly falling photovoltaic system costs, increasing power prices, a recent increase in

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Energy Conservation – Economics

WIND POWER Investments in wind power have the potential to yield double digit returns, assuming proper selection of tower height and turbine at a good site. A good rule of thumb is that at the turbine hub height the average annual wind speed should exceed 5m/s to make the project feasible. SOLAR POWER At current

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Solar Power for Builders

The easiest thing a builder can do to encourage solar is to build new homes as solar ready. Dandelion Renewables has developed a 4 step process to ensure that a new home is truly solar ready. Dandelion Renewables consults with the builder about best practices for a specific home at either the design, or construction

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Solar Power for Schools and Municipalities

All across the globe community owned wind and solar projects are becoming more common. Many different groups benefit from a community project: residents, investors, the municipality, and the project developer. Here at Dandelion Renewables we believe that the time has come for Alberta’s communities to begin investing in these projects to ensure that the benefits

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Solar Power for a Business

While renewable energy continues to be adopted in residential settings, commercial scale renewable projects also have huge potential to help save businesses, building owners, and farmers even more money each year. Commercial renewable energy projects in Alberta have a few advantages that they are able to capitalize on. These include: Economies of Scale – Large

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