The Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management is now being powered by solar energy thanks to the solar array panels that were recently installed on the property.
The solar arrays – with a cost of approximately $70,000 – are equipped with 72 panels that function to absorb the sun's light/photons which pass through an inverter to convert the photons into energy. The system is connected to a meter which credits the County for the power produced. The average lifecycle of the solar array panels is approximately 30 years.
Not only will the County's energy bill for the Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management be reduced in cost, any excess electricity generated from the solar array panels goes back into the grid system for the County and others in Alberta to use.
To see how the solar panels are performing view our real-time statistics.
For more information on the solar array panels, please contact Deryle Penner, Resources Specialist at 780-532-9722.