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Tour SAIT's solar lab

September 08, 2015

SAIT's Solar Lab has an attached carport.

On October 3 from 9 am - 3 pm, the GBTAC team is inviting the Calgary community to tour the SAIT solar lab (on the corner of 16 Avenue and 14 Stree NW) as part of the Green Energy Doors Open (a province-wide showcase that features innovative energy projects). In addition to door prizes, rain barrels from our guests at Green Calgary and locally-made honey from GBTAC researcher Aja Horseley (owner of Drizzle Local Honey) will be available for purchase.

Here are some fast facts about one of the features in our lab, the solar carport:

  • The carport is a timber-frame construction.
  • There are 10 photovoltaic panels on the glass roof.
  • The carport has a capacity of 2.5 kW (kilowatts). In sunny Calgary, this size of a solar array will deliver 3,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) per year of energy (half the electrical energy usage of most homes).
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