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.
Oak Tree Manor, Nanaimo
Oak Tree Manor is decreasing energy bills and promoting environmental sustainability in the community for decades to come. Hakai Energy Solutions designed a roof-mounted grid-tied solar energy system with a total system capacity of 48.43kW for the retirement home in Nanaimo.
Hesquiaht First Nations Place of Learning, Hot Springs Cove
The Hakai team was grateful for the opportunity and took on the challenge to design, install and commission an integrated hybrid energy system. The solar array consists of (323) 405W solar panels which have a system capacity of 130.81kW. The solar energy system is complimented by the Ahtaapq Creek Hydro Generation project, which reduces the overall community dependence on diesel-electric generators. The Hesquiaht First Nation now has access to reliable, renewable energy for decades to come.
Snow Management & Solar PV Arrays
Solar panels are designed to withstand environmental elements such as rain, hail, heavy snow and strong winds, and are installed with these factors in mind.
Business Examiner – Charged Up About Solar
Check out the Business Examiner Victoria from July 9th that interviews Hakai Energy’s owner, Jason Jackson. In it, Jackson explains the history of the company, how it started with helping a remote lodge gain energy independence and has now grown to a province-wide, 25 person operation offering a wide array of solar energy systems […]
$5000 Canada Greener Homes Grant Now Available
On May 27th, the federal government announced the Canada Greener Homes Grant which allows Canadian homeowners to apply for grants of up to $5000 to make their homes more energy-efficient.
New Nanaimo Location
We are proud to announce that Hakai Energy Solutions now has a Nanaimo location! Our fully staffed team and fully stocked warehouse are now ready to get working on residential, commercial, or municipal projects in and around Nanaimo. With over 15 years of experience on Vancouver Island and beyond, and thousands of projects completed, we […]
Hakai Electrical Apprentice, Jamie Poole-Sing, Recognized by NIC
Congratulations to our teammate Jamie, who has been highlighted by NIC for her work in renewable energy.
Comox Valley Regional District Goes Solar
The new Comox Valley Regional District building has incorporated a number of sustainable features, such as 45 rooftop solar panels.
Solar Photovoltaics on British Columbia Roofs
By Rob MacInnis in Roofing BC. "As we usher in new mindsets of sustainable energy generation, we must also consider how these systems are incorporated into our new and existing buildings."
Richmond Brighouse Fire Hall No. 1
In July 2020, our team installed 136 solar panels on this post-disaster response center, carefully integrating the array into the rooftop structure in compliance with the strictest code requirements.
Naghtaneqed School Solar Project
At Naghtaneqed Elementary Junior Secondary School in Nemaiah Valley, diesel-electric generators had been the sole source of electrical energy for over 45 years.
Central Saanich Fire Hall No.1, District of Central Saanich
The District of Central Saanich has an ambitious vision for a low carbon community: they aim to be 100% renewable by 2050.
Selkirk College, Castlegar
Located in Castlegar, BC, Selkirk College is dedicated to mitigating the effects of climate change and putting sustainability into the learning environment.
Village of Alert Bay, Cormorant Island
With funding provided by the Union of BC Municipalities, the village selected five municipal buildings for the installation of solar arrays. Now, these solar photovoltaic systems offset a large portion of the municipal electrical loads, providing the community with low-carbon energy for decades to come.
Klemtu School Solar Initiative
Klemtu is a community that envisioned a solar initiative that would supplement the existing micro-grid sourced by diesel generators and a hydroelectric facility.
False Bay School, Lasqueti Island
Hakai Energy Solutions helped this unique Gulf Island community sustain independence from the BC Hydro grid and incur a lifetime savings of almost $600,000, assisting to operate their off-grid community school.
Hakai’s remote monitoring stations give the Tula Foundation’s science network unprecedented range and reliability.
Bella Coola Heli Sports
Our ruggedized, solar-powered cameras provide situational awareness for safe and cost-effective transport of skiers within your tenure.