The Co-op’s Purposes are:

  • To promote, support, and/or facilitate the installation of low-carbon renewable energy systems on the Gulf Islands
  • To advocate for low-carbon renewable energy policy by governments and public agencies
  • To support training and education on the islands related to low-carbon renewable energy systems

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The Salish Sea Renewable Energy Cooperative (SSREC) is a local cooperative of dedicated volunteers who are enthusiastic about solar energy and strive to decrease our carbon footprint and save some money along the way.

We are currently organizing another bulk purchase/installation of solar systems around the Salish Sea for our members

– to add to the 55 systems we helped install already

This is a great opportunity to join the solar revolution at a very competitive price. We’re here to help, provide information and do the preliminary work with you. We will be doing complimentary remote assessments during July and early August.

If you are interested please email SSRECinfo@gmail.com. If you would like to have a remote assessment, email us your street address or latitude and longitude coordinates and contact phone number to get things rolling.

Deadline for our 2019 bulk buy is September 30

Check out additional information at SSREC.org, where you can also find an application form to join the coop. Joining the coop is not essential for the remote assessment, but only members can participate in the bulk-purchase and there is a cost, yet to be determined, for the final on-site assessments.

July 23rd, 2019|Bulk Purchases|

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Solar system group purchase

Save on costs of installing solar by participating in a group purchase of equipment and installation

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net-metering policy

Tell the provincial government that BC Hydro should support installation of residential and community-scale solar systems

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Community presentations

Why install solar? Solar myths and solar truths.  How much does it cost?

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Community Solar in BC – A Short Primer

This article was first published in early 2017, and since then the community of Hudson’s Hope has been busy installing 500 kW solar PV on public buildings, and the Upper Nicola Band is embarking on a 15 MW solar project, while two independent utilities (Summerland, New Westminster) have seen the light and follow Nelson in installing community solar. On the negative side, BC Hydro’s standing offer programs have since been suspended, and BC Hydro is attacking the net-metering program with an application to the BC Utilities Commission to limit net-metering. Link: http://www.bcuc.com/ApplicationView.aspx?ApplicationId=629

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