Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Iqaluit's Arctic Winter Games arena complex gets solar panels

Iqaluit's Arctic Winter Games arena complex gets solar panels
40 solar panels have been installed at the Arctic Winter Games Complex
CBC News Posted: Mar 21, 2016 
The city of Iqaluit has a new way to save on the power bill at its Arctic Winter Games arena, at least when the sun is shining.
The hockey rink – also home to Iqaluit's Youth Centre – recently had 40 solar panels installed on its back wall. And it didn't cost the city a dime.
The panels had a $100,000 price tag and were funded by the federal government's ecoENERGY program through the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
"The city is in a deficit position and we're looking at all buildings, programs, services and trying to find ways to reduce costs," said Amy Elgersma, Iqaluit's director of recreation.
"Using solar power is one way of reducing our energy costs." 
She estimates the panels will generate enough power to save the city at least $6,000 per year.
Elgersma says the annual power bill is about $170,000.

No comments:

Post a Comment