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1 02, 2017

Snow On Solar Panels – SunPump Winter Performance

By | 2017-02-02T09:22:22+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized, SunPump, Solar, Home Heating|Comments Off on Snow On Solar Panels – SunPump Winter Performance

Many times we are asked about snow on solar panels and how SunPump performs in parts of Canada and cold climates. We are happy to report that in most cases SunPump will produce heat even with a fresh snow covering. There are however limitations and conditions to that answer. One of the common factors with homes in Edmonton, Kelowna, and Salmon Arm has been [...]

28 09, 2016

Ontario cancels $3.8 Billion in Solar and Wind Power

By | 2016-09-28T21:45:42+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ontario cancels $3.8 Billion in Solar and Wind Power

Ontario cancels $3.8 Billion in Solar and Wind power being added to the Utility on September 27. A big setback for Renewable Power is a positive for Renewable Heating with the Ontario Climate Action Plan aimed to reduce all Natural Gas heat for buildings. Ontario Climate Action has pledged to spend up to $600 million to help homeowners install low-carbon technologies such as geothermal and heat [...]

15 06, 2016

Canucks Stanley Cup Loss Riot – 5 years later – Where were you?

By | 2016-06-15T21:39:38+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized, Clean Tech, British Columbia|Comments Off on Canucks Stanley Cup Loss Riot – 5 years later – Where were you?

Where where you 5 years ago on June 15th 2011 during the Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup Loss Riot? Many of us remember the news images of burning police cruisers, looting, and a violent mob of fans. It was an infamous day for Vancouver and BC citizens in general as frustration of losing turned ugly. Me? I was attending a Clean Capital tech conference in the [...]

28 04, 2016

3 Ways To Optimize Your Home Heating System

By | 2016-04-28T12:20:19+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized, Home Heating, Solar Heating|Comments Off on 3 Ways To Optimize Your Home Heating System

Whether you're sick of expensive bills, you want a more comfortable home or you just hate knowing that your system isn't efficient, there are lots of ways to optimize your home heating system. The heating system you use (and how you use it) can have a big effect on how your home feels. Comfort isn't just about keeping the thermostat high - its about creating an environment where [...]

2 03, 2016

First Ministers Meeting: What Next For Trudeau?

By | 2016-03-12T23:18:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Ministers Meeting: What Next For Trudeau?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the GLOBE 2016 PowerHaus pavilion in the picture above, where SunPump and other innovations are representing the future of Canada's Cleantech economy. With prime minister Trudeau's (climate change focused) First Ministers' Meeting taking place tomorrow in Vancouver, today we will look at some of the probable and possible outcomes of the meeting. Tackling climate change in a meaningful way is [...]

1 03, 2016

Green Vancouver Must Continue To Lead The Way

By | 2016-03-01T12:49:04+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Green Vancouver Must Continue To Lead The Way

On Wednesday, Vancouver will (literally) go green to welcome both Globe 2016 and a climate change-centred First Ministers' Meeting. In the buildup to these events, we have focused on Vancouver and British Columbia on the Solar Blog all throughout February. We've examined the city's 'greenest in the world' 2020 action plan, along with B.C.'s Climate Leadership Plan (which is still open for public consultation). We've looked at some of the [...]

11 02, 2016

Greenest City On Earth by 2020: Can Vancouver Do It?

By | 2016-02-11T13:26:36+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Greenest City On Earth by 2020: Can Vancouver Do It?

The city of Vancouver's 'greenest city action plan', which lays out how it will become the world's greenest city by 2020, begins like this: "Vancouver has proven that it is possible to grow and prosper and still become a green capital — a global leader in addressing climate change." It is strange that plans and programs supporting green energy and green technology still need to be framed and clarified in [...]

19 10, 2015

Oil To Heat Pump Incentive – Victoria BC Rebates

By | 2015-10-19T22:50:41+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oil To Heat Pump Incentive – Victoria BC Rebates

Replace your oil furnace or boiler for a Air to Water Heat Pump, like SunPump, and receive a rebate of $800 to $1300. The Oil to Heat Pump incentive applies to all of British Columbia, with additional municipal rebates added in some cities like Victoria, Saanich, and Nanaimo to name some. An additional $200 is available when the Dealer has completed one of three qualified [...]

4 02, 2015

Solar Heat Pump at Elkington Forest – Cascadia Green Builders

By | 2015-02-04T13:39:49+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Solar Heat Pump at Elkington Forest – Cascadia Green Builders

Solar Heat Pumps will be a chapter in the discussion by Eco Developer Doug Makaroff to the group of Emerging Green Builders in Victoria. Hosted by non-profit Cascadia Green Builders, the February 5th event at the Gorge Community Center at 471 Cecelia from 7-9 pm. Doug spoke at EGB two years ago, and now Cascadia is having him come back to speak about how Elkington Forest has [...]

26 01, 2015

Cleantech Championship – SunPump in Top 40

By | 2015-01-26T18:41:08+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Solaris is pleased to be presenting to the Vancouver Cleantech Championship our SunPump to Judges on January 28th at City of Surrey, as one of the Top 40 innovative companies. We will demonstrate our popular SunPump - that recently smashed the World's highest solar efficiency record. Our breakthrough appears to be the Economic value - a 30 day payback, but that is a result of [...]

26 12, 2014

How To Achieve 100% Renewable Energy

By | 2014-12-26T13:36:16+00:00 December 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Achieve 100% Renewable Energy

Improvements in renewable energy technology efficiency, combined with significant falling costs and the pressure for Government to act on Climate Change are key enablers of a transition from polluting fossil fuels to roof-top distributed clean energy systems. The rapid transition to Solar and Wind will not only benefit the environment; well designed and executed Green Economy policies put people to work solving a host of [...]

23 12, 2014

Top Reason For Home Heating Comfort

By | 2014-12-23T21:49:25+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Reason For Home Heating Comfort

The top reason home owners choose Hydronic radiant floor is home heating comfort. Radiant heating heats the objects in the room, not the air. As a result it eliminates chilly drafts, dry air, and large temperature swings. There's no need for fans to move air around, or the things that go along with air like dust, allergens, mold, bacteria, and viruses. A majority of Central [...]