Largest municipal rooftop solar system in Canada completed
The City of Airdrie and ENMAX announce the completion of Canada's largest municipal rooftop solar installation. A 1.55 megawatt system is now providing renewable energy to Airdrie's Genesis Place Recreation Centre.
"Airdrie is proud to be leading the way in Canada with respect to the generation of solar energy through municipal infrastructure," said Peter Brown, Mayor of Airdrie. "This project is good for Airdrie residents and the environment and is an incredible example of what we can accomplish when different levels of government work together with great organizations like ENMAX towards a common goal."
The solar array will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 1,000 tonnes per year and is expected to export approximately 140 kilowatts per hour back to the city grid during peak summer months. A second phase, due to be completed in September, will include 240 modules on a double wing carport in the parking lot of Genesis Place.
"Municipalities like Airdrie are driving change towards more sustainable practices, and as an energy provider, ENMAX is here to help them find smart solutions," said Erwin Kantwerg, Vice President of Sales at ENMAX. "The environmental leadership that Airdrie is demonstrating today will have significant benefits for decades to come."