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CLEAN ENERGY IN THE GULF ISLANDS!

Salish Sea Renewable Energy Co-operative

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 and Salt Spring Island.

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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 and Salt Spring Island.

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

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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

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

Latest News

Update on Solar Installations

By |February 14th, 2022|SSREC News|

We’re very happy to report that SSREC has now installed more than 100 solar systems around the Salish Sea, with over 2500 solar panels (>800 kW) generating about 800,000 kWh of electricity [...]

Featured Videos

Solar Stories from the Gulf Islands

Produced by SSREC installation partner Viridian Energy Co-op

Galiano Island, BC | July 1, 2021

Risa Smith and Tom Mommsen

Salish Sea Renewable Energy Co-op

Galiano Island, BC | Aug 4, 2021

Keith Erickson

Galiano Island, BC | Sept 4, 2021

Chessi Miltner

Executive Director, Galiano Conservancy Association

Galiano Island, BC | Sept 4, 2021

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Current Initiatives

Ten Solar Power Myths

SSREC’s Tom Mommsen debunks ten myths about solar power, 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

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

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FEATURED ARTICLE

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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Members are eligible to participate in upcoming group purchases of solar equipment and installation

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