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Established in 1984, Energy Alternatives is Canada's longest operating renewable energy company. We have been there, done that in the world of renewable energy. When you work with Energy Alternatives, you are working with people who know and live with the products we sell.

The EA Story

EA was founded in 1984 by Melinda and Ezra Auerbach. They were living on a remote island in BC that still to this date does not have grid power and all power on the island is either provided by generators or renewable energy

Ezra and Melinda were responsible for creating the Design Guide and Catalogue, which is currently in it's 13th edition. These design guides are so popular and well distributed, we regularly get calls from people who are reading catalogues that date back to the early 1990's.

In 1995, the company was sold to Bob Mathews and relocated to Kamloops, BC and merged with Bob's existing Micro Hydro company, Appropriate Energy Systems.

In March 2000 the company was purchased by Kevin Pegg, who had been working as a dealer and installer since 1993. The company was relocated back to the West Coast in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

In April 2012, EA relocated from Victoria, BC to our new, purpose-built off-grid facility near Smithers, BC.


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