Canada’s premier integrated solar roof product is here. Your roof is now solar powered.

Shift is pleased to announce the introduction of Roofit.Solar to Canada. We believe building integrated photovoltaics is the future and we are excited to begin commercial and individual residential installations now. Roofit.Solar by Shift looks like a sleek black metal roof, but it’s quite far from ordinary. The 2-in-1 design…

Is your new home truly “Solar Ready?”

There is considerable confusion around the concept of a solar-ready home. While building regulations currently refer to a home being solar hot water ready, being solar PV ready is entirely different. Taking simple steps at the outset of a project can save a significant amount of money in the long…

The US just announced, an $82M investment into the manufacturing and recycling of solar panels

We like to think of the US, as Canada’s crystal ball into the renewable energy future. That’s why, when we see news like this, we get excited. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced a significant investment of $82 million in 19 innovative solar manufacturing and recycling projects…

2023 Federal Budget Paves The Way For A More Sustainable Future.

We are thrilled to see the recent news about the 2023 federal budget ushering in a new era for Canadian renewable energy. This exciting development is a major step forward in achieving Canada’s climate goals and building a more sustainable future. The new measures, including the Clean Technology Investment Tax…

Energy Independence is Now Closer Than Ever with Efficiency Nova Scotia’s SolarHome Program

Energy Independence is Now Closer Than Ever with Efficiency Nova Scotia’s SolarHome Program! Efficiency Nova Scotia’s SolarHomes Program offers incentives to homeowners for Solar PV systems, and now, battery storage solutions. The goal is to make powering your home using clean renewable energy more affordable than ever. Currently, the program…

One of the largest solar arrays on Vancouver Island to be installed in downtown Victoria, BC.

Shift is pleased to announce it has been contracted by Jawl Properties and Concert Properties to develop and build one of the largest solar arrays on Vancouver Island. The 251-panel (114 KW) system will be installed on the roof of the Capital Park complex. Benchmark BC rates Capital Park fifth…

As of the year 2025, all new buildings in Victoria, BC will have to be Zero-Carbon.

5 years ahead of the provincial requirements, the City of Victoria just announced that as of 2025, all new buildings will have to be Zero-Carbon. This will take effect following the introduction of BC Building Code carbon pollution standards in December of this year. Greenhouse emissions from new builds are…

What does the US lifting their Tariffs on Canadian-made Solar products mean for Canada?

Last year the Canadian government, led by Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng, called for a trade dispute panel to investigate the tariffs on Canadian-made Solar products, saying they violated the terms of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Early in July, that panel came…

Greener Homes Loan

greener homes loan

Shift has some exciting news to share! Your dream of an energy efficient home is now more real than ever! The Canadian government has now opened applications for the Greener Homes Loan. This is phase 2 of their Green Homes Program. Available to you is an up to $40,000 interest-free…

City of Victoria Releases New Solar Rooftop Tool

solar in victoria tool

A recent collaboration between the city of Victoria, UVIC, and UBC has produced a free-to-use online tool that will show home and business owners what their rooftop solar production potential is. The tool functions as an ariel view heat map that will show your roof’s potential to produce energy in…

Canada Greener Homes Grants Program

Canada Greener Homes Grants program

We are excited about the newly announced Federal Rebates for home energy retrofits. In response to this program, we would like to provide you with as much information as we currently have. More details are available on the program website:  https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/23443   Key highlights of the Canada Green Homes Grant program In order to be…

Are you affected by changes to BC Hydro Net Metering? Probably not.

A month or so ago I switched on the TV in my hotel room in Prince George to see a news headline reading; “BC Hydro cancels Solar Incentive Program”. I poured myself a glass of wine and proceeded to listen to the Global BC News anchor report on anything but…