April 25, 2018 marks the completion of the 6kW micro-grid installation at OrcaLab on Hanson Island in BC! A total of $15,000 was raised to help this internally renown research facility complete eliminate its dependence on diesel fuel to go 100% renewable. With a mix of stormy weather that prevented the installation sooner and some lucky sunny days, the construction of the solar PV array, connections to the generator and wind-turbine on site took nearly 2 months to complete.
On August 18, 2017, ELSE contributes KACO inverters as a donation to BCs largest community owned solar installation! The 100kW installation is located on the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Linagaay. This project is an effort by the community to reduce their reliance on diesel generators by replacing it by 100% renewable energy. This electricity from this system will flow into the local electric grid in partnership with BC Hydro Net Metering Program.
ELSE - Fall 2017 - Call For Volunteers
ELSE is growing! Volunteering with ELSE is an amazing opportunity for those new to solar to gain professional exposure to the industry. Those already in the industry have the chance to expand their network and connect with other solar professionals. Everyone on the team works on challenging and unique projects that will broaden your horizon on solar work in Canada and around the world.
ELSE, in collaboration with CanSIA is proud to announce the launch of the Emerging Solar Leader Award. The award is will be presented on December 5th at Solar Canada 2017 in Toronto.
We want YOU to nominate a person that deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the Canadian solar industry in 2017. Please use our online nomination process. We’ve made it quick and easy because we want to hear from you!