November 22, 2019

Another Alberta town takes advantage of the funding provided through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program. The Town of Viking, Alberta, is aiming to produce a majority of its municipal electrical needs using solar energy. Following the Town of Raymond, Viking will become the second municipality in Alberta to be net-zero. Viking town council initially considered … Continue reading “The Town of Viking Shoots for Net-Zero on Municipal Buildings”

November 22, 2019

Edmonton, Alberta, 21/11/2019 — Dandelion Renewables participates in a panel discussion about opportunities of utility-scale solar developments at “Alberta is Canada’s Solar Power House” hosted by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA).

November 21, 2019

Edmonton, Alberta, 20/11/2019 — Dandelion Renewables participated in the 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum at the River Cree Resort and Casino Event Centre, Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty No.6 on November 20th, 2019. The forum brought together Indigenous Leaders, Investors, and experts in Renewable Energy to demonstrate experience and accomplishments towards sharing best practices for … Continue reading “Dandelion Renewables is in the 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum-2019”

November 14, 2019

Question: Who is authorized to conduct a farm-specific energy-efficiency audit? Answer: The engineering professionals with the technical skills to conduct energy audits and who have experience with farms. Additionally, you can look at Dandelion Renewables Energy-Efficiency case studies, the Agricultural Energy-Efficiency analytical review and financing programs in 2019 for increasing irrigation systems efficiency. Question: What information is required for … Continue reading “Farm Energy-efficiency FAQs”

July 30, 2019

While the province of Alberta rolls back on the climate action measures and withdraws the incentives for renewable energy programs, the City of Edmonton has announced its CHANGE HOMES FOR CLIMATE – SOLAR PROGRAM. The City is offering Edmontonians $0.40/watt towards the cost of the system, which is roughly 15% of the cost of going solar!  Edmonton is one … Continue reading “Change Homes for Climate – Edmonton Solar Program”

July 1, 2019

On June 25th, 2019, the Federal Government announced its new plan of action for carbon taxes. In the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, due to the lack of a provincial carbon tax, the Federal Government has imposed its own carbon tax. Of the new federal carbon tax funds collected, $60million will be distributed … Continue reading “Federal Carbon Tax to be Returned to Schools for Energy Efficiency programs”

April 12, 2019

With Rachel Notley’s NDP announcing the provincial election for April 16, 2019, many are speculating what will happen to the renewable energy industry. There is a looming fear that what happened in Ontario will be mirrored in Alberta if the UCP is voted in. The Ontario liberals introduced the Green Energy Act in 2009 and … Continue reading “NDP vs. UCP for Solar in Alberta”

March 28, 2019

Using renewable energy to heat is challenging in Western Canada as neither solar thermal nor air source heat pumps (ASHP) are very efficient at -30C. In addition, they most often have to compete with natural gas, which is relatively inexpensive in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, making the economics poor in many cases. However, there … Continue reading “Summer Heating with Renewables”

March 17, 2019

Image source: Alberta Farmer Express In Alberta, drought is becoming more and more common while electricity prices are only getting higher. This means special attention is needed regarding the efficiency of irrigation systems. There are a few government programs that can help with irrigation efficiency in Alberta including the Canadian Agricultural Partnership grant for Irrigation … Continue reading “Solar Center Pivot Irrigation”

March 6, 2019

Dandelion Renewables is completing one of Edmonton’s first Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) installations at Dominion Hotel on Whyte Avenue, Edmonton. We were contracted by Beljan Developments to retrofit the existing skylights with solar PV glass to offset some of the building’s electrical consumption. Seven 2.5m x 1m sealed amorphous glass units each capable of generating … Continue reading “Photovoltaic Glass (BIPV) | Solar windows”

February 13, 2019

At the end of 2018 Brazeau County announced an additional solar incentive for residents and farms located in the Brazeau County. The rebate amount announced is $0.90/DC Watt of installed solar system capacity up to $10,000 limit per landowner within the County.  The Brazeau County solar rebate is paid in addition to the existing Energy … Continue reading “Brazeau County Alberta Solar Rebate”

December 11, 2018

Incentive provision for fast depreciation of “Clean Energy” assets was introduced in 1996 by Federal Budget as a new category of deductible expenses under Schedule II to the Income Tax Regulations. After that, the updates took place several times. The incentive is based on the environmental benefits of low-emission energy generation equipment. On November 21, … Continue reading “Accelerated Investment Incentive for Solar and Renewables in Canada”