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

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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Solar Panel Buyer's Club

GETI is looking for people to join a steering committee that will set up a local solar panel buyer's club. The GETI Solar Panel Buyer's Club will work with suppliers and installers to get wholesale pricing and gather members who will share in the club's benefits.

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