News & Updates in the Solar Energy Industry
Since 2004 we’ve been working on some of the most unique projects on British Columbia’s coast. Here are a few examples of the challenges our clients present to us and the solutions we’ve delivered.
Glacier View Secondary School, Courtenay
The Comox Valley is progressive in their environmental and sustainability goals. The 21 schools that make up the district are following the lead of the community, by enhancing their infrastructure and building reliable, low-carbon power generation systems for decades to come.
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops Campus
Increasing sustainability has been a major strategic goal for Thompson Rivers University, and it is the first university in Canada to earn a platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Increases to the Living Wage, November 2023
The living wage is more than just a financial benchmark; it is a commitment to ensuring that paid work guarantees a decent standard of living and allows for participation in social, civic, and cultural activities.
təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre, New Westminster
Once commissioned, the təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre solar project will be the largest grid-tied photovoltaic energy system Hakai Energy has delivered to date. This magnificent community showcase of climate action, consists of (555) 540W solar modules, which combined produce a total peak system capacity of 300kW dc.
School District 69 Properties, Vancouver Island
With the ability to generate electricity with solar, the school district is able to protect themselves from escalating utility prices while ensuring the schools are utilizing clean emission solar electric power. The combined eight systems installed at the Qualicum District school properties consists of 1,072 solar panels, generating a combined system capacity of 424kW, with an estimated annual energy production of 459,603kWh.
Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, Williams Lake
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, in Williams Lake BC, is home to the local hockey arenas, pool, fitness centre, and other recreation amenities. The community facility now hosts a 227.5kW rooftop solar array. This massive infrastructure upgrade includes 500 solar modules mounted on a flat roof ballasted system on the centre roof. This system was […]
Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus
The campus has reached over 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions—bringing the university closer to its sustainability goals.
Updates to B.C.’s EV charger rebate program
Additional Funding Available for EV Chargers in B.C. Hakai Energy Solutions is certified to install all Level 2 EV Chargers available in B.C. Reach out to schedule a site survey or to book your EV charger installation. The Government of British Columbia has announced additional funding for the installation of EV chargers at homes and […]
Comox Valley Regional District Administrative Building
The Comox Valley Regional District’s administrative building in downtown Courtenay, BC was designed as the ideal host for a bi-facial solar panel installation. Bifacial solar modules maximize the overall photovoltaic system value. In this design scenario, the modules were mounted on a ballasted racking system to reflect off the white roof. Additional solar electric gain […]
Vancouver Fire Hall No. 17
The Vancouver Firehall #17 is the first firehall in Canada to achieve the zero-carbon accreditation. Hakai Energy is pleased to have been part of this impressive project, and delivered the project's solar scope.
Public Works, Firehall & Community Centre, Town of Comox
The Town of Comox now hosts large solar arrays on their three of their municipal buildings. The Firehall, Community Centre, and Public Works Building are now producing clean, renewable solar energy with their rooftop photovoltaic arrays. The combined systems include 272 solar modules and has a combined system capacity of 123.7kW dc. The roof types […]
Comox Valley Airport
This powerful photovoltaic system consists of (266) 455W solar modules, mounted to the centre portion of the airports metal standing seam roof. The system’s total capacity is 121.03 kW, which has been modelled to produce an estimated 137,447kWh of electricity a year. Based on historical consumption data, this system’s solar generation is anticipated to offset […]
Work underway at the təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre
Work is well underway at the təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre in the City of New Westminster, BC. Once commissioned, the təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre solar project will be the largest grid-tied photovoltaic energy system Hakai Energy has delivered to date. We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible team of red seal […]
Hakai Energy Solutions is COR Certified
Earlier this year, in May of 2023, Hakai Energy Solution’s was awarded the COR Certification through the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance. The Certificate of Recognition is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes companies who develop and implement health and safety systems that meet an industry standard. Throughout the past 2 years, the team at […]
Solar Projects across the Town of Comox
The Hakai crew have been busy working around the Town of Comox, constructing multiple commercial-scale solar energy projects. In the past few weeks, crews constructed a 12.7 kWdc solar array on the roof of the Comox Fire Hall, located on Noel Ave. Across the street, Hakai built a 55.5 kWdc solar array on the roof […]
Federal Budget announces $70 Billion in Funding for Clean Energy
The 2023 Federal Budget has allocated over $70 billion in funding for clean energy projects. The newly announced budget will support funding for clean energy projects across the country, including the development of renewable energy generation projects such as solar, and renewable energy infrastructure upgrades such as transmission lines and energy storage facilities. The budget […]
South Cariboo Recreation Centre, 100 Mile House
The Cariboo Regional District actively works with communities and regional services to ensure that the Cariboo Chilcotin is a socially, economically and environmentally desirable region. In the 2022 business plan, the regional district included the goal to install a solar photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre. After producing a feasibility […]
Regional District of Mount Waddington Chilton Arena, Port McNeill
In 2022, on the roof of the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill, Hakai Energy commissioned a 100kW solar energy system. The 2022 installation was an expansion to the original 2017 built 7kW solar array. Now combined and commissioned, the 100kW energy system offsets electrical demands of the zamboni ice resurfacer, and other electrical loads […]
Lillooet Recreation Centre, District of Lillooet
The District of Lillooet prides itself on its rugged, coastal mountain landscape. In keeping with the community’s vision to invest in protecting and sustaining their beautiful community the District of Lillooet requested an energy audit be completed for their R.E.C. Centre, to identify gaps in energy efficiency. One of the major recommendations presented by the […]
Federal Greener Homes Grant Program
Hakai is pleased to share general information about the Federal Greener Homes Programs. Please direct any specific questions to your Energy Advisor and Greener Homes program officers. In May 2021, the federal government released the Greener Homes Grant Initiative, with aims to assist homeowners to complete energy retrofit projects and improve the efficiency of their […]