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

Current Initiatives

Ten Solar Power Myths

SSREC’s Tom Mommsen debunks ten myths about solar power in a recent article, myths like “we don’t get enough sun”, or “it’s too expensive”, or “it’s too complicated”

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Advocating for fair
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:

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