Green Energy Tips

SolarCity’s Highly Efficient Solar Panels

SolarCity is the already the leading installer of residential solar panels in the US. And with their new Gigafactory in NewYork, they are set to become a manufacturer and supplier for everything solar, from making the panels to installation on rooftops. Capable of making 10,000 solar panels a day, …


Solar Panel Investment in 2017

Solar panels are becoming more affordable each year as the cost per watt drops as the technology improves. Increasing BC Hydro rates, set to increase 5% annually for the foreseeable future, also make solar panels a smart investment. And Grid Parity in BC was reached back in the spring of 2015. What is …


Interested in a Solar Hot Water Heater?

A solar hot water heater is an excellent addition to your home’s appliances. Solar hot water heaters are an affordable way to reduce your electricity bill by using the energy of the sun to heat your household water.


6 Reasons to Go Solar

Installing solar panels on your BC home or business makes a lot of sense. With grid parity now a reality, the cost to install a solar panel system has never been lower. So what are some of the reasons why you might consider solar power for your home? Solar …


Turn Water Heater into Home Battery

Novo Solar Solutions photovoltaic panels have been installed in different regions of BC both on and off grid. With our on-grid systems, solar panel customers do not need a battery system to store unused energy because whatever is not used is fed back into the BC Hydro grid. For off-grid …


Home Energy Monitoring

With the introduction of Smart Meters in British Columbia, some BC Hydro customers have been expressing concern that their electrical bill has not been an accurate representation of their actual usage. This is obviously an issue that needs to be addressed by the provincial utility. At Novo Solar we recommend …


Residential Solar Panels Increase Home Value

Residential solar panels could make British Columbia homes more attractive and their sale more lucrative. This is according to a study from Berkely Lab. The study looked at homes across 8 states in the US. More homes are installing solar panel systems across BC and Canada, in part due …


6 Reasons to Switch to LED Lighting

LED lighting and solar power are a match made in renewable energy heaven. Installing LED’s in your home or business have a number of benefits. One of the major reasons we suggest our solar installation clients invest in LED’s at the same time as installing their solar panel system is …


How Much Energy do your Everyday Devices Consume?

Have you ever thought about how much energy a hair dryer, printer, iron, toaster, or even a microwave uses? What about appliances that are plugged in all day everyday like a clock radio or your wi-fi router? Whether they use a little or a lot of energy, it’s alway …


BGCCVI 13th Annual Comox Valley Golf Tourney

Novo Solar Solutions is proud to be a sponsor for the 13th annual Comox Valley Golf Tournament this Friday, May 29, 2015. The event, being held at Crown Isle Resort. The event will be a fun filled day of golfing, hole events and activities. After hitting your golf balls …


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