GETI Solar Panel Buyer's Club

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GETI Solar Panel Buyer's Club

We are seeking people to join the GETI Solar Power Buyer's Club Steering Committee. The committee will:

  • Research costs, installation options, applications, etc
  • Gather proposals and quotes from installers and suppliers
  • Create a registered cooperative to manage the business of the club
  • Create informational material to encourage people to join the club

Please join the group to receive updates and invitations to meetings of the steering committee.

Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2017

About Solar Power

Is solar power effective in our grey and rainy climate?

“In coastal BC, a 1 kW solar panel will generate around 1,100 kWh a year. In sunny Kamloops and Kelowna it will generate 1,200 kWh.” -- BC Sustainable Energy Association. The average annual electricity consumption per BC household is 11,000 kWh.


How can solar power be used?

  • Home heating and electricity
  • Hot-water tank heating
  • Pool heating
  • Institutional heating (for example, the solar panels on the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre are part of the municipality's target of 33% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020)


Is solar power cost effective?

  • Energy generated by solar panels costs between $1 -$3 per watt ($2 - $4 if installation costs are included)
  • BC Hydro's Net Metering program allows BC Hydro customers to get credit for excess energy production that is fed back to the grid from their solar installation.
  • A small-scale solar installation will not yield a financial return in the short term. They are a long-term investment. The BC Sustainable Energy Association predicts that solar will reach “grid parity” prices around 2027 for residential installations. Given that solar panels have a typical life of at least 25 years, solar panels will generate a return during the last half of the life-span.

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