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New website now live!

New website now live!

Hey all! After a lot of hard work from our creative department, we’re proud to announce that Solar Installers Canada has launched it’s new website. The main focus was on improving the overall user experience for our students/users with a polished, updated appearance as well as general organizational and functionality improvements. We’ve also updated our online courses to include more…

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South Korean solar highway

South Korean solar highway

In South Korea, on the highway between Daejeon and Sejong, there’s a 20 mile stretch of solar panels covering the bike path in the middle of the highway. Aside from producing a fair amount of energy for them (enough to cover the highway’s lighting and other applications) they also protect cyclists from the heat of the sun. Already having enough…

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Good news for patio season!

Good news for patio season!

Randy and Denise Rowe say they’ve tripled their craft beer production three years after launching Off Grid Ales on the shores of Harvey Lake.  Using only solar panels and a wind turbine to generate power, the Rowes have expanded their output from six barrels per week to as many as 20 barrels at their business about 45 kilometres southwest of Fredericton.…

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Awesome news for Airdrie, Alberta

Awesome news for Airdrie, Alberta

3,800 solar panels have been installed on top of Airdrie’s Genesis Place Recreation Centre. It is expected to meet up to 30% of the facility’s energy needs and will reduce their annual operating costs by up to $80,000. “Airdrie is proud to be leading the way in Canada with respect to the generation of solar energy through municipal infrastructure,” For…

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The Shuswap has a new solar company in town

The Shuswap has a new solar company in town

A new company in Salmon Arm is helping residents reduce their carbon footprint by installing solar panels and providing other solar power related services. Joost de Bruijn, founder of A+ Solar Solutions, went into business in September 2018. His company provides site surveys, independent advice, designs, sales and project management as well as installation of solar systems to the Shuswap. We…

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Edmonton Convention Centre will soon receive an energy-conscious upgrade

Edmonton Convention Centre will soon receive an energy-conscious upgrade

The City of Edmonton will fund a $10.8-million project to modernize the atrium of the Edmonton Conference Centre, which the city owns. Approximately half of the building’s 697 sloped glass panels will be replaced with photovoltaic units — also known as solar panels — to create the largest building-integrated solar panel installation in Canada. The solar cells will be transparent…

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SARM signs MOU

SARM signs MOU

A move in the right direction by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities & the First Nation Power Authority! “The MOU is an agreement to explore opportunities for research collaborations in Saskatchewan Indigenous communities and rural municipalities and their development, together with their roles in renewable energy policies, processes, ownership and production.” For the original story, click here

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