Mr Beam’s Blog

October 15, 2018

Fall is in the air! We’re getting excited about the turning of the seasons, waking up to a crispness in the air, watching the brightly coloured leaves fall, and picking the last of our gardens. This fall, we are very excited to be attending the Edmonton Fall Home Show from October 26 – 28 at […]

September 17, 2018

While we love installing solar panels, we also love seeing the new and innovative ways others are using them! Check out some of our favourite ways solar is being put to work! 1. Solar Device Charging From solar powered bobble heads, to solar powered battery packs, solar is a convenient way to keep charged on […]

August 6, 2018

For this week’s blog we wanted to give a shout-out to the City of Edmonton Change Homes for Climate Solar Program. Essentially, the program offers Edmontonians an additional municipal rebate to help reduce the costs of going solar. By combining municipal and provincial solar rebates, you can save up to 30% of the cost of […]

July 31, 2018

Longevity What do Microsoft, Apple, Colgate, Gillette, and Kleenex all have in common? No, this is not some joke or pun to start off this blog post, it’s an observation. All of these companies have been around for decades and earned our trust by creating quality products that we have learned to trust over time. […]

July 23, 2018

Consumed by local solar events, it is easy to forget how global industry trends can also affect us. The US tariffs on the solar industry, for example, are a powerful reminder of the global economy and how closely tied we really are. With so much going on in the world of solar, we decided to […]

July 16, 2018

How long will solar panels last? When deciding whether or not to buy and install solar panels, cost is a major factor. You want to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. A major part of that is the durability and reliability of your solar panels. Why would you spend $10,000 […]

July 9, 2018

Solar energy is an attractive option for many homeowners and business owners. The idea of reducing electricity bills, supporting sustainable practices, and increasing home equity are just a few of the great features of going solar. But how much does it cost? We get it. We don’t like spending more money than we must either. […]

July 2, 2018

MYTH: Solar can’t power my home Without a huge solar PV system and battery bank – you are right. Grid-tied systems, however, don’t have to. How a grid tied system works In a grid tied system, you are not actually powering your own home. You are producing power to send to the electrical grid which […]

June 25, 2018

Building a green community for future generations to enjoy Edmonton’s Westmount Community League is the latest in the leagues to invest in the future of their community, and environment. Proven leaders in community revitalization, Westmount continues to reduce their environmental impact and commit to sustainable practices. The league is part of a growing number of […]

June 18, 2018

Okay, I’m in. How do I evaluate solar quotes? What is qualified vs. Fly by night The first thing to examine or look for when you are seeking a contractor to install your solar panels is their reputation and credibility. It is unfortunate, but true, that there are some contractors who start company’s, obtain contracts, […]