Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time

Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time   Connie Larochelle and her husband moved to Trail from Victoria at the pandemic's onset to be near their daughter, a nurse at the local hospital. They purchased what Connie calls "A really old house that had no upgrades." Since then, the family has completely renovated the house to be home for Connie, her husband and their daughter. They…

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Nelson Community Solar Garden Launches June 24

Guest Blog by Carmen Proctor Canada will soon have its first Community Solar Garden here in Nelson, BC, we are in the midst of connecting it to the grid where it will begin to generate solar energy.  I am proud to announce that we will be celebrating this exciting endeavor on Saturday, June 24th at the Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Event that I have been busy planning. If you are…

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Renewable Energy in Canada

How is Canada Ranking in Clean Energy? A report released by Clean Energy Canada in February 2016 shows Canada as currently being in eighth place globally for green energy. Investment in green energy dropped 46% in 2015: US$4.0 Billion from 2014’s US$7.4 Billion. Renewable energy currently provides about 18.9% of Canada’s energy supply. Energy sources, from largest to smallest, are…

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Conversation Cafe: Community Solar

Nelson Hydro presents: A Conversation on Solar Energy Learn more about community solar and participate in a conversation about energy sustainability. Coffee and snacks will be available by donation thanks to Oso Negro! Panelists: Alex Love, Nelson Hydro General Manager Elroy Switlishoff, Engineer from Jetson Alison Cretney, Manager of Energy Futures Lab Carmen Proctor, EcoSave Program Moderator:…

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