Edmonton, Canada (PressExposure) June 15, 2009 -- PICogeneration [http://www.picogerneration.com/] begins its Canadian operations on June 15, 2009 from Edmonton, Alberta in response to utility concerns by consumers. Recent political statements throughout North America can be traced to the growing concerns of home owners and business owners alike. This political climate comes at the same time as technological advances in the renewable energy industry.
For decades, consumers have been searching for solutions that make sense to them. Too often they have approached traditional engineering companies and been trapped in the consulting process. Too often they have turned to the government for assistance in meeting their family or small business needs and been told to use their own resources. Finally, there are technologies that can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer or with the assistance of contractors. Finally, the government has announced a program [http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/hmwnr/hrtc/lgbl-xpns-eng.html] that provides upfront assistance and an immediate cost benefit. Finally, governments across North America have announced net metering programs and other incentives that allow each consumer to control the generation of small amounts of local power economically.
North America was focused on renewable energy in the fall of 2008 as the American election drew massive media attention. At the same time Canadian politicians were dealing with pressure from all sides due to energy issues such as royalties, incentives, infrastructure, and, of course, the environment. By the end of the fall, media focus had switched to the worldwide economic crisis but there remained a strong interest in alternative energy. We all wanted to know the ways that North America would use renewable energy to help us out of this crisis and lead to an economic revival of industry in North America.