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Commissioning Package Links

A collection of helpful articles, videos, and graphics to complement Solvest's commissioning package, given to clients upon completion of their solar project.

Vice-President Ben Power's interview with Northern Policy Analytics

Ben Power, Vice President of Solvest Inc., discusses the state of solar energy generation, its impact and its potential for commercialization in Northern Canada.

Yukon's Microgeneration Program

Have you considered the value of solar energy in the Yukon? If your home, business, or industry is connected to the electrical grid, the Yukon Micro-generation Program allows you to sell surplus energy back to the grid after installing and commissioning your solar system. The current reimbursement rates in the Yukon offer a strong incentive for our clients to consider investing in solar technology.

How Long Do Solar Panels Last [And How Do I Take Care Of Them]

In theory, solar modules can last indefinitely but generally perform best within the first 30 years of use. Their efficiency can be prolonged with a minimal amount of cleaning and care. The system as a whole is warrantied under both the manufacturer and Solvest and is described in more detail below. 

Moving? Here's All You Need To Know

If you are thinking about moving and selling your home, you may be wondering what this means for you and your solar system. This is what you need to know!

How Solar Withstands Weather Conditions

We often get asked whether panels produce energy only when in direct sunlight with clear blue skies. Luckily, this is not the case – solar systems are durable and produce energy most days so long as they're not covered in snow. 

Ground vs Roof vs Wall Mount: Which Is Right For You

There are different benefits to mounting your panels on your roof versus on the wall or ground. Booking a free assessment with Solvest is a great way to get personalized recommendations about which system is right for you!

How Solar Performs In The North [Despite The Snow And The Dark]

Considering we are covered in snow and average around 8-9 hours of sunlight per day throughout the winter months it is fair to wonder about the viability of using solar as a renewable energy source here in the north. Fortunately, solar is in fact an excellent option for us northerners!