This building is an icon of the Crowsnest Highway. It was decommissioned as a substation in the late 90’s. Since then it has been sitting idle with only a few improvements over the decades. It is now being leased by Systems Solar in a deal that will assist the stakeholders of the building to see it utilized as more than just its aging shell.
The goal of Systems Solar is to take the three sections of the building and give them each their own distinct characters. The front section will be a renewable energy business incubator. The centre section will be part of the museum, as well as a film set (very Frankenstein’s lab), and its acoustics will make it a very amazing music recording studio.
There will be a site visit this week Wednesday March 4th, 2020 between 4 and 5 PM. If you wish to attend please email: KPLB@systems-solar.com
Well, it seems that small towns need services just like big cities. So when Systems Solar found out that Greenwood and Midway did not have technical repair services for personal and commercial electronics we decided that we would fill that gap. Martin has owned repair and service shops in the past and given that he worked on major building projects and repaired the tiniest of electric device, he is no stranger to repair.
So, bring in your broken and failing gear. Musical, phone, computer, or whatever you want and he can try to make it work like new.
To order a service call, or to arrange a drop off, please click here
We have now completed the interface with Twitter. You can find Systems Solar on Twitter and whenever we post to the web site a tweet will automatically be created. Our Twitter account is @systemssolar2.
We have completed our server upgrades and now have secured our site with SSL. This means our site cannot be hijacked by criminals. The SSL certificate means the location of the site, and the data shared with it, is secure.
You will now see a lock, or a green indicator in the search bar above. This says the site is using the “https://“ protocol and it is the industry standard for security.
Now you can safely shop and communicate on our site! It’s a good day to go solar!
Systems Solar got its start in solar power when the owner Martin earned a RCAC scholarship to train as glider pilot when he was 16 years old.
Glider pilots know all too well the challenges of staying aloft without an engine. It has to do with knowing winds and thermals! Just like solar power, position of the equipment is 90 percent of the process. the other 10%… it’s skill and sweat!
We are now members of the Canadian Solar Industries Association or better known as CanSIA. The goals of every company working to reduce the use of fossil fuels is a company with a mission. A mission to save the environment. Since Systems Solar’s goal is to get the most out of these systems it was time to join and show our support for the industry and to ensure our ideas are shared with other companies that will utilize our products and services.
There’s a lot of talk about rising levels of carbon dioxide these days. So let’s take a quick look at its deadly cousin.
One of the most prominent factors that no one seems to be talking about in climate change is the incredible increase of carbon monoxide (CO) and decrease of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere in recent years.
Recent studies have found that our atmosphere has the highest amount of carbon monoxide levels in the last 800,000 years and averaging around 411 Parts per Million (ppm). Three years ago, the average levels were 208 ppm, which equates to a 68% increase in just a mere three years. This increase has been documented in the past, however it would taken over 250 years to change this much.
Before 1990, CO levels increased an average of a 0.5% or less increase per year. Since 1990 the average annual rise is 2% or higher. This means that since 1990 there has been more than a 56% increase in carbon monoxide levels.
Next time you consider burning, which is pretty much anything, please remember the carbon monoxide it produces. This can be your vehicle, a woodstove fire, or even electricity that is generated by coal, oil, or natural gas.
Alternative products are renewable technologies like wind and solar panel electric as well as hydrogen fuelled catalytic convertors that produce water as a by-product.
There is a need to educate society in the ways of reducing our destruction of the planet. We cannot continue to dig and pump up fossil fuels to power our society. Given the fact that we reject nearly 60 percent of the energy to produce what we use is just downright reckless.
We have to start to utilize a more wholistic approach to our energy use. For example, waste heat recovery, emissions recovery and so forth.
The chart below from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows how much energy is rejected in the USA. It is terrible to see how we as an advanced species to allow this much energy (aka HEAT) to be sent off into oceans, lakes and the atmosphere.
The chart clearly shows that we, based on these US figures, are not doing it correctly. Transportation and electrical generation wastes such a great deal of energy. There are obvious ways to reduce these numbers and this is what we do at Systems Solar. We look at your consumption and find ways to reduce the wasted or rejected energy in your home or business. When we consult, we can offer ways to reduce loss, reduce usage, or how to produce energy to reduce your overall costs of energy.
Remember, it is more than just a ‘log’ that you burn, it is also the energy required to feed the person who chopped the tree, it is also the fuel to move it and so forth!
We released our company logo a short while ago. It is simple and succinct. Not to much flash and basic black & white. Our logo says a lot more than meets the eye.
black and white: When it comes to saving our environment there is no grey area there. We must make every effort to save our ecosystem. It also represents night and day. What we deal with in our solutions.
the circle: The circle besides its mathematical meaning can also denote unity, oneness, and completion. Additionally a circle with a dot in the centre is the astronomical symbol for the sun.
the mobius strip: The mobius strip means infinity. The sun gives us an endless supply of energy. Energy to grow, to create oxygen from photosynthesis. It is an endless supply of life-giving force. The mobius also looks like a propeller, and in doing so, it denotes our work with wind turbines as part of our solar solutions.
the lightning bolt: The lightning bolt denotes the power we harness from the sun and the energy we use. It also symbolizes strength and conviction of our organization.