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CLEAN ENERGY IN THE GULF ISLANDS!

Salish Sea Renewable Energy Co-operative

SSREC* is a member-run co-operative of Salish Sea residents and property owners in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada – Pender Island, Mayne Island, Galiano Island, Penelakut Island, Saturna Island, Salt Spring Island and Thetis Island.     *Affectionately pronounced “Shrek”

CLEAN ENERGY IN THE GULF ISLANDS!

Salish Sea Renewable Energy Co-operative (SSREC)

The SSREC is a member-run co-operative of Salish Sea residents and property owners in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada – Pender Island, Mayne Island, Galiano Island, Penelakut Island, Saturna Island, Salt Spring Island and Thetis Island.

The SSREC purchases and installs renewable (often solar-powered) energy systems for members and within the community.

Co-op Purposes

  • 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

Annual General Meeting (virtual) June 12, 2024; 7 – 8:30 pm Pacific Time

Hello SSREC members and other solar enthusiasts – our AGM is coming up!

Annual General Meeting (virtual)
June 12, 2024
7 – 8:30 pm Pacific Time

We have a great guest speaker, Karl Rábago, from Rabagoenergy LLC.

Karl will kick off the meeting at 7 pm, followed by our business meeting, including updates on BCHydro consultations.

Karl Rábago : ‘The Value of Solar – to you, the grid and the globe’

Feel free to submit your questions to Karl, or the Board, prior to the AGM SSRECinfo@gmail.com. There will be lots of time for Q’s and A’s with Karl.

Zoom link will be sent to SSREC members a few days before the meeting.

Non-SSREC members are welcome, but please rsvp at ssrecinfo@gmail.com, so […]

By |May 21st, 2024|Meetings, SSREC News|
  • In the last six years, SSREC has been instrumental in the installation of close to 110 solar arrays on roofs of residential and community buildings, and a few ground mounts, around the Southern Gulf Islands
  • We’ve installed close to 3000 panels with a total capacity exceeding 850 kW
  • These PV arrays generate close to 900,000 kWh of electricity a year, while preventing the emission of almost 300 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year over hydroelectricity

Co-op Purposes

  • 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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