Clean Technology Tax Credit Nears Final Approval!

The ITC, proposed in the fall of 2022, has paved the way for Canadian businesses to invest in solar energy with a 20-30% refundable tax credit on their clean technology investments. While eligibility began in March 2023, the bill itself is still progressing through government channels. We are pleased to...

Financial Times Ranks Shift at #79

We at Shift are thrilled to announce we have been named by the Financial Times as one of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2024! This recognition comes after rigorous evaluation among 30,000 companies, and being among the 500 that made the cut is a testament to our commitment to excellence. Owner...

Sooke oyster barge converts to solar power

Quoted from © 2024 Sooke News Mirror and Black Press Media “The shift from gasoline to sunshine is a winning proposition for a local First Nations company and the environment.The company, which is owned by the T’sou-ke First Nation, manages an oyster farm in the Sooke Basin within the T’Sou-ke territory...

BC Hydro Implements Rate Increase from April 1st

As of April 1, BC Hydro rates have increased following approval from the BC Utilities Commission. The Crown utility submitted a request for a 2.3 percent increase last October. While seemingly small, the $2 per month increase for the average residential customer’s bill, when coupled with additional hikes such as...

Nova Scotia’s Community Solar Program

Nova Scotia’s commitment to renewable energy takes a giant leap forward with the launch of the Community Solar Program. This innovative initiative, unveiled by the province’s energy sector, promises to revolutionize how communities access and benefit from solar power. Designed to be inclusive and accessible, the program welcomes participation from...

Solar Energy: A Critical Tool to Address BC Hydro’s Drought Challenge

A recent news article revealed B.C. Hydro’s anticipation of a severe drought this summer, which would trim power production due to low snowpack levels in B.C. mountains. This signals a growing trend that calls for urgent action—BC Hydro needs to diversify its energy sources to cope with increasing electricity demand...

Countdown Begins: Canada’s Greener Homes Program Rebate Set to Expire Within Two Weeks

With just two weeks left until the expiration of Canada’s Greener Homes Program rebate, homeowners across the country are urged to act swiftly to take advantage of this opportunity. Launched to promote energy efficiency and combat climate change, the program offers financial incentives for homeowners to make eco-friendly upgrades to...

The Alberta Emergency Alert and the Call for Solar Solutions

In the height of winter, Alberta residents received a surprise critical emergency alert urging them to reduce electricity consumption promptly or rolling blackouts would be implemented. An anxiety inducing thought when the outside temperature is -40. The emergency alert served as a stark reminder of the fragility of Canada’s current...

Power Challenges Loom for British Columbia as Demand Surges

In a recent report by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), concerns have been raised about the ability of British Columbia (B.C.) to sustain consistent power generation in the near future. The report suggests that by 2026, the province could face challenges due to a combination of rising demand...

Canada Greener Homes Rebate Set to Expire in March

In a recent announcement, the Canada Greener Homes Program has revealed that the clock is ticking on the popular rebate program, scheduled to conclude in March. If you’ve been contemplating taking advantage of the savings with solar, or shifting to more sustainable living, now is the time to make it...