Release- Lethbridge County Solar Panel Project Complete
The Lethbridge County administration office building is now producing its own power,
thanks to the completion of the County’s solar panel project. 220 panels were installed on the east, west, and south-facing slopes of the roof of the building (located on 4th Ave South) in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
ENMAX Generation Portfolio Inc (EGPI) was selected as the successful proponent for the project, and subcontracted a local company, SolarWind Renewable Energy Inc to install the panels, which will produce 99,717kWh of energy annually, allowing the County to offset as much as 22% of the administration building’s current energy consumption. The total cost of the project was $156,403.51, partially funded through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) covering 25% of the project cost. The County also received a grant of $2,263 from Energy Efficiency Alberta under the Community Energy Capacity Building Program to offset design costs of the project.
A solar dashboard is on the County’s website at http://lethcounty.ca/departments/municipal-services/technical-services where the public can view energy production from the panels, along with historical data of past weeks and months production.
“The completion of this project is an exciting step in the County’s goal to become more energy-efficient,” says Chief Administrative Officer Ann Mitchell. “We are proud to be participating in this type of initiative that demonstrates Lethbridge County’s commitment to long-term sustainability and climate change awareness.”