Aeternum Energy & Developments is a new business operating out of Grande Prairie Alberta, in the growing renewable energy market. “Æternum” is a latin word meaning eternal, sustainable, something that performs forever. And that is the goal for all of our products and why we choose to provide solar (photovoltaic) products because they have proven to last an extremely long time.
The goal of our company is to make the application of photovoltaics equally as durable and functional for the demanding Alberta environment. And to meet the unique needs of Albertans whether is installed on their home, business or remote location. We are dedicated to quality, precision and longevity. When you decide to have a shop or dream home built, we want that to be a one time investment. The day you sell your property or the day your grandchildren inherit it, our work is still standing as strong and true as the day it was built.
I was born in Grande Prairie Alberta and grew up on a farm just outside Dimsdale. From an early age I loved designing and building anything I could dream up. Lego was my toy of choice, and I quickly worked my way up to building with wood. My first big project, with significant help from my father, was a tree house.
When I was 18 I started working as an apprentice for a local construction company and I learned from some of the best carpenters in town. We built 2 houses in Pinnacle Ridge, a house in Taylor Estates, the 6 storey Cairn building in downtown GP, and other smaller projects. I began doing some small side projects on my own and that led to a job offer at a diesel specialty shop here in Grande Prairie where I began to apprentice as an automotive mechanic. This broadened my technical abilities and my experience with electricity, particularly DC electricity.
I started Aeternum Energy to provide and install solar equipment, my background over the last decade has given me the knowledge to achieve an efficiently setup solar array without compromising the integrity of your roof in any way.
I learned the concept of solar electricity when I was quite young and the idea that the sun could provide electricity seemed so simple to me, I couldn’t understand why the world didn’t use it on a huge scale. The “fuel” used to generate the electricity is free and virtually unlimited. The equipment requires very little maintenance. It’s scalable, solar cells are used in everything from calculators to massive power plants. And now the cost has fallen enough to make solar attainable by everyone, the average household in Alberta could receive 100% of it's electricity from it's own roof for less than $20,000.
I'm not on a crusade to save the environment, or stop the use of fossil fuels. If anything fossil fuels are too precious to be wasted on electricity production when we can achieve the same thing using sunlight. I believe Alberta should be a leader in all forms of energy, and that it should be owned by Albertans.