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Cool It! In Your Community

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Cool It! In Your Community is a series of fun and interactive workshops bringing together families who are interested in taking action in their home to decrease their carbon footprint, and building greater connections in the community. 

Solar on a Strata - It's Just Routine!

Running for over a year

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series. 

There are a lot of random topics to catch up on in five months.   

Solar on a Strata - Spring Cleaning

Bucket and broom beside PV panels

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series.

When we installed the panels on Central Park, we expected to clean them annually at the same time as windows and skylights. 

The panels have a type of glass designed to shed dust, and generally the rains have kept them pretty clean, with the exception of a few bird droppings. 

Calling ‘Everyday Sustainable Energy Superheroes’!

Local group seeks public submissions for new exhibition at Kamloops Art Gallery

The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is excited to announce a new exhibition which will highlight and celebrate people who use sustainable energy resources and functions on a regular basis. Everyday Sustainable Energy Superheroes will take place January 14th to March 18th, 2017 at the free BMO Open Gallery of the Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG).

Solar Compass Project Moves Ahead

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will soon showcase a transformative new “solar roadway” technology, so new that it may be the first in Canada. A team of faculty, staff and students has learned that the Solar Compass project will receive funding of $36,000 from the TRU Sustainability Grant Fund and the project will now go ahead. The new technology involves thick glass plates that can be walked or driven on and have an embedded photovoltaic layer.

Solar on a Strata - Three Months In

System Running, Exceeding Expectations

Note: This is one more entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series

Our system was installed and turned on in test mode on June 11, 2015, and has beeen producing power since. 

Reliability

As far as I can tell, the system has run without any interruptions except for a couple of hours when the electricians were on the roof installing the permanent fasteners. In the words any engineer likes to hear - 'It Just Works'.