November 21, 2019

This year, Saskatchewan farmers have faced the effects of seasonal changes in fallout: an abnormally dry spring was replaced by a late cool summer, which has been followed by a wet and cold autumn. These weather conditions resulted in declining yields, crop quality and velocity of harvest. Because of that, producers of the province have … Continue reading “Saskatchewan harvest by Crop Districts and Rural Municipalities”

September 16, 2019

Solar Plantation Inc celebrated the start-up of our 200KW solar project and our establishment in 420 Hwy 21 North, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. If you could not attend the previous Open House on October 25th, you can look at the site video 200KW Solar Plantation in Maple Creek, request additional information about the solar project and … Continue reading “Maple Creek Solar – Open House”

August 2, 2019

Did you already hear that the federal government offers up to 25% rebate on solar in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick? Would you like to understand how it works for you in Saskatchewan? The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) program is offered by the federal government based on Federal Carbon Pricing. The program covers … Continue reading “Saskatchewan Solar Rebate in 2019-2020”

June 10, 2018

Utility-scale and large commercial ground- mounted solar systems are becoming more common in Western Canada. One of the challenges solar projects developers are facing is the unknown of the ground conditions, resulting in the uncertainty in the foundation design and overall project costs. Let us walk you through what a proper testing program for a … Continue reading “Geotechnical and Pile Testing for Solar Foundations”

June 9, 2017

SaskPower has developed a program for smaller investors who want to get involved in the green economy. The program is called the Small Power Producers Program. Solar Plantation has found a way to use this program for community owned solar, whereby community members can build a system up to a maximum size of 100 kW, … Continue reading “Community Solar Projects in SK”

April 15, 2017

World solar PV capacity in April 2017 grew to 306GWp. It is expected to rise further to 4,500 GW by 2050. While solar waste isn’t a critical concern yet, the number of panels now being installed on residential and commercial rooftops and in ground-mounted community- and utility-scale projects suggests that starting planning ahead today could … Continue reading “Decommissioning of Solar PV Systems at the End of Life”

March 21, 2017

Alberta government is implementing major changes to the deregulated energy-based electricity market. While benefits of those changes are yet to be determined in the future, independent electricity consultants have estimated some costs of those changes.   Based on Federal regulations Sundance 1&2, HR Milner and Battle River 3 coal-fired units will need to shut down … Continue reading “Alberta Electricity Market – An Avalanche of Costly Changes”

March 1, 2017

Recent Alberta announcement about residential and small commercial solar power projects support was quite short on details. The program is anticipated to cover up to 30% of the solar installation costs or 75 cents per watt of installed capacity for residential solar and 25% for commercial solar systems starting as of summer 2017. As Minister … Continue reading “Alberta solar power system rebate leaves lots of questions open.”

February 3, 2017

SaskPower is partnering with Dr. Brett Dolter to offer workshops in four communities across the sun belt of southern Saskatchewan. SaskPower would like your input on how to support solar power generation for residential, small and medium businesses and communities in Saskatchewan. Our team is planning to attend some of the sessions below. Sessions will … Continue reading “SaskPower – Lets Talk Solar Sessions, Net Metering and Small Power Producers program.”

December 25, 2016

By 2012 our team experienced installation of all types of solar foundations, including concrete piles, helical piles, cast-in-place concrete, pole mounts anchored to concrete, building concrete forms, ballasted systems. At some point, we learned the job of a concrete contractor so well, that I am sure we could be successful non-renewable industries as well. Neither … Continue reading “Does driven piles pay-off on small-scale commercial installs?”

November 8, 2016

Value for Ground-Mounted Solar? One of the biggest news from the last 2016 Solar Power International trade-show in Las Vegas was claimed bi-facial modules yield gains. According to manufactures the gains consist of: – higher efficiency cells capturing direct light; – bi-facial gain from the light reflected from the ground; – reflections from surroundings and … Continue reading “Bi-Facial Solar Modules”

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