It may be cold and wintery now but spring is coming soon. Now is a good time to be thinking of spring projects like a Grid Tie Solar System from IPS!
The folks at IPS are going to donate 2% of material sales to Team Telemark for every solar system a season pass holder/member installs!
We love our sponsors! Give Mike Edwards a call at the lodge if you want more information or call IPS (250) 769-2843 and tell them Mike from Telemark sent you! We received this letter from one of our members regarding an installed system last fall.
My Mini Power Plant
“Curiosity finally got the better of me. After seeing that IPS logo on the Trail Conditions page every day all winter, I decided to click the link and see what this Telemark sponsor was all about. My wife and I have been interested in solar power for many years, but it was too expensive and we did not know how to get it done. Last fall we turned on our new mini power plant and we are thrilled.
This new solar technology rocks. When it is producing at peak (5 kW), it powers our entire house including air conditioning. What we have is a “grid tie” system, which means there are no batteries or complex control modules, and we get to sell our excess power to BC Hydro.
For us, it is “the right thing to do” because nearly 40% of greenhouse gas arises from electricity generation. Solar generation on the roof is something that every homeowner can do to help solve the climate change problem. At current prices for solar panels plus the BC Hydro Grid Tie deal, it also turns out to be a pretty good investment. Plus, people are saying that the market value of our house has probably increased more than the cost of the system.
IPS did a great job. The system went in quickly and the panels look fantastic on the roof. It makes me smile every time I walk past the power monitor and see that $negative number telling me I am selling power to BC Hydro!”