Feb 06, 2017
Wide-scale adoption of renewable energy technologies is currently being halted by a lack of access to effective payment options. This is what we're doing about it.
Dec 08, 2016
CUB 2.0 aims to help remote communities control their own destiny through affordable, consistent energy
Sep 30, 2016
Renewable energy combined with energy storage is at a tipping point, according to Canadian Energy chief executive Craig Ballard. In an interview with Canadian Green Tech earlier this September, he explained that in addition to being technical viable, it presents positive economic value for remote communities looking to kick the diesel habit.
Aug 10, 2016
Canada's affinity for innovation and green technology has made it a global steward for clean energy solutions. It's this reputation that has motivated renewable energy leaders within its borders to share their products and ideas with international markets in a bid to expand their footprint and promote environmental change.
Jul 08, 2016
If you have a battery bank for your off-grid system, you'll need a battery monitor. This device measures the amps going in and out of the batteries from different charge sources. It allows you to configure and control the DOD of the batteries which helps to maximize battery life.
Jul 08, 2016
Off-grid living without any other ties is the goal, but its likely that you'll deploy a backup generator for those 'just in case' scenarios. If you have a generator, the AGS functions to start and stop the generator based on battery voltage, charging batteries when needed.
Jun 20, 2016
With summer upon us and the kids getting out of school, the RV’s are being pulled out of storage and readied for their summer adventures. Many are contemplating inverters to keep all those AC devices powered up and the kids entertained, the dilemma is always what brand, size, and type of inverter to purchase.
Jun 03, 2016
So you have your panels, inverter, racking and mounting, the next step is to be able to store your solar energy for future use. That's where the batteries come in. This video goes into details about what to consider when you're selecting a battery bank for your off-grid system.
Jun 03, 2016
There are a number of different factors to consider when you're choosing an inverter for your off-grid system. This video explores information to consider and offers some advice to make sure you get exactly what you need for your application.
May 17, 2016
Canadian Energy, in partnership with Solar Ship Inc and Legacy Building Solutions, wins CanSIA's Game Changer Award for Solar PV Project of the Year!
Apr 25, 2016
Volt Hockey is an accessible form of hockey, played in a specially designed battery powered Hockey Sport Chair, by people with a variety of disabilities. It began in Denmark and quickly spread to other Scandinavian countries and grew to over 50 teams. And now, it has come to Canada!
Apr 21, 2016
Maximizing sun harvest is the most important consideration when it comes to solar panels. You have to think about where you'll put them, what direction they'll face, and what angle will allow for the most sun exposure. We discuss these details and different types of panel mounts in this video on panel mounting and racking.
Apr 21, 2016
Every off-grid system requires a lot of parts to get it up and running smoothly. This video will provide a detailed list of most things you'll need for your system. All of them are available through Canadian Energy - just contact us if you're interested in getting your own off-grid system setup!
Mar 21, 2016
So, you're thinking you want to live off-grid? Great! Do you have to change your lifestyle? How is being off-grid different than being on the utility grid? Will I have to do a ton of maintenance on my off-grid system? All these and more answered in this video - how do I live off-grid?
Mar 10, 2016
Tubular Plate Battery Technology falls within both flooded and gel battery types. These batteries are typically used in renewable, off-grid, critical power configurations and backup system applications. Tubular Plate Battery Technology provides the industry's longest life and largest capacity energy storage options by utilizing a tubular shaped positive grid that is surrounded in active material and encapsulated in a fiber gauntlet.
Mar 01, 2016
Meet Craig Ballard. Craig is our CEO and fearless leader. Craig's role is first and foremost to find and empower great people to do their best work, and then to make sure that we are providing the most value in the market to our customers. That is no easy task!
Feb 09, 2016
This is an URGENT warning initiated by Battery Council International (BCI) regarding Lithium-Ion batteries mixed in with scrap/recycled lead-acid batteries.
Feb 03, 2016
So you want to live off-grid eh? Heres a blog about what to expect. What lifestyle changes do you have to make, what components do you need, and how long it will last.
Jan 29, 2016
Meet Dave Cartwright. Dave is our Director of Marketing and Communications, his role is to create an overall go-to-market strategy that connects our people, products & services to the heads & hearts of our customer’s through integrated marketing strategies.
Jan 12, 2016
Lead acid batteries today come in many variations. They are commonly referred to as flooded, AGM, Gel, deep cycle, traction, marine, UPS, tubular plate, maintenance-free, valve regulated, motive power and the list goes on. This article breaks up lead acid batteries into three categories based on the type of electrolyte suspension within the battery.
Dec 10, 2015
Proper charging and Depth of Discharge (DOD) are two critical factors that will affect the life and number of cycles an AGM Traction plate battery can deliver.
Nov 26, 2015
A report on Energy Sustainability in the Toronto Star - Saturday, November 28, 2016. Taking a look at improving our economy, environment and Country for the long term.
Nov 24, 2015
Canadian Energy™ Markets Retractable Solar Gensets with PWRstation™ in Canada. These unique Genesis models are complete, fully integrated, pre-assembled “plug & play” solar system units with PV panels, inverter and wiring included
Nov 05, 2015
Our engines need to start when we require them to: no exceptions. Whether it’s getting you to work in the morning or getting the kids to school on time you need to trust that your vehicle will get you there. This is why it’s important that our vehicle’s battery is in a proper state of health and ready to deliver the power required to start the engine in any and all weather conditions.
Jun 12, 2014
A lot of people say that social media is making us all dumber, but me not think that that.
For those of you not on LinkedIn already, I wanted to attempt to make a case for why you should consider signing up. Perhaps I am a little biased, but think every one of the platforms our company uses (LinkedIn, Twitter, FB and Instagram) are essential to our business and valuable for all team members to even passively participate in.
Feb 23, 2014
Don’t let the cold weather fool you, the snow banks may be 3 meters tall but believe it or not, RV season is soon upon us! So, how can you stay one step ahead and ensure that as soon as the spring weather hits, you are ready to enjoy the spending beauty this great country of ours has to offer?
Feb 14, 2014
If you’re anything like me, it’s natural for us to gravitate towards activities we’re good at; jobs we think we can get, or friends that make us feel comfortable. It’s easy. So taking a chance at a job you’re not confident you’ll get - in a field I couldn’t have known less about anything is scary - and it’s hard.
Feb 03, 2014
In order to give your company the distance it needs to tunnel out of the obscure, your brand needs pressure & time, pressure & time...
Jan 25, 2014
Being CEO is much more about leadership than about being ‘smart’. Just because you can come up with a mathematical formula or a great technology or business idea doesn’t mean you have strong leadership skills, which is the main pre-requisite for being a CEO of anything.
Dec 29, 2013
Suffering from RGGS or Really Good Guy Syndrome? When you hear “What he/she does can’t really be measured”, what they really mean is that they don’t really know what that person does or they aren’t comfortable holding them accountable for producing any quantifiable results.
Dec 23, 2013
If you will indulge me for a minute and look at our new logo, you will notice at its heart there is a stylized Canadian Maple Leaf. I'm not going to tell you what the image is supposed to invoke, because if you have to explain a logo, I think you've missed the mark. I see the Maple Leaf, but I also see a campfire image. As Canadians, many of us can relate to the simple joys and warmth of a crackling campfire - sometimes with s'mores and and often times with mosquitos - kumbaya...