Nova Scotia Buildings to Feed Solar Power to Grid under New Program
- Nov 13, 2017 6:05 am GMTNov 13, 2017 12:56 pm GMT
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A province often perceived as rainy and windswept _ is testing its potential for solar energy generation.
He drew a contrast with
We actually have more sun due to our lower latitude than what
Under the program, announced as part of the governments electricity plan in 2015, universities, municipalities, non-profits, charities, and Mikmaq communities will sell power to local grids.
They will set a price as a way to cover the cost of installing solar panels. The impact on electrical ratepayers is capped at 0.1 per cent.
Craig said the goal of the two-year pilot project is to learn more about the production capacity for solar energy in a province that currently gets less than one per cent of its power from solar.
Theres no technical, scientific problem with having solar in place, he said. Its really a matter of having the industry built up to be able to accommodate it, having our grid prepared and ready to accept it and having people interested and prepared to build it.
Among the 18 applicants chosen to participate in the program is
Up to 50 kilowatts of electricity will be generated by 150 solar panels on the roof of the universitys library.
Many of the community groups that have participated will have a similar return, said Angot.
The company estimates the schools installation will cost just over
Every quarter we have improvements in the production capabilities of the panels, therefore we have to make sure that we are current.
Among the other successful program applicants announced Friday: the
Other projects in
Theology school president
What we stand for and what our students are interested in is advancing to a better world. Sustainability is a crucial aspect of the kind of world we want to build.
Bennet said the school would be selling its electricity to