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Solar on a Strata - It's Just Routine!

Running for over a year

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series. 

There are a lot of random topics to catch up on in five months.   

Solar on a Strata - Spring Cleaning

Bucket and broom beside PV panels

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series.

When we installed the panels on Central Park, we expected to clean them annually at the same time as windows and skylights. 

The panels have a type of glass designed to shed dust, and generally the rains have kept them pretty clean, with the exception of a few bird droppings. 

Bike train to Creatively United for the Planet

BCSEA Victoria Chapter chair Marion Pape and Steering Committee member Paul Rasmussen will be leading a bike train to the Creatively United for the Planet Festival on Saturday.

Location:  We will leave at 9:00 a.m. from Caffe Fantastico - 398 Harbour Rd., Victoria (Start of the Gallopping Goose Trail).  The ride will take approximately 1.5 hours and although only normal fitness is required, it will involve a couple of large hills which people are welcome to walk their bikes up if they find it too difficult.

Fun with numbers: Shaking the fossil fuel addiction

There has been a lot in the news recently about the need to address climate change and reduce our carbon emissions, in BC, in Canada and around the world.

Okanagan Chapter Turns Heads with their Electric Vehicle Floats!

For the third time running, BCSEA Okanagan entered into the Vernon Winter Fair Parade this year. With this year's theme being Mardi Gras, they turned heads with their floats of 8 electric vehicles and their costumes, decked out in beads, glitz and glam.

Letter to Premier on B.C. Climate Leadership Plan

Today the Energy Forum, a coalition of B.C. power producers, industry associations and environmental organizations of which BCSEA is proud to be a part of, released a letter to the Premier of B.C. calling for an ambitious Climate Leadership Plan that transitions the province away from fossil fuels and incorporates the Climate Leadership Team recommendations.

Electricity is in the air, and on the roads

Battery powered electric vehicles are a hot topic in British Columbia.

Journey to the Future Book Launch

BCSEA Victoria chapter hosted the book launch for Guy Dauncey’s new work of fiction “Journey to the Future” on January 23, 2016, in James Bay.

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Solar on a Strata - 2015 Summary

Chart showing PV electrical output for 2015
Still a bit ahead of predicted output

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series

This chart summarises electricity output for each month of 2015, starting with when we turned on the system June 11. 

Science World invites students to participate in the BC Green Game’s storytelling competition

Climate Change Showdown sponsor engages young people through photo and video essay projects

Science World is calling on students in grades K-12 to submit a video or photo essay project that highlights their school’s greenest achievements.