Drake Landing: A ray of sunshine for solar thermal energy

February 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

The energy centre is the heart of the operation. It is completely automated and monitored remotely. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

The energy centre is the heart of the operation. It is completely automated and monitored remotely. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

Okotoks in southern Alberta is one of the sunniest places in the country — making it a perfect location for Natural Resources Canada to launch a groundbreaking demonstration project.

Some residents of the town located just south of Calgary are now reaping the benefits.

The underground heating storage is located under a public park that is maintained by the Town of Okotoks. (NRCanada/Sterling homes)

The underground heating storage is located under a public park that is maintained by the Town of Okotoks. (NRCanada/Sterling homes)

“We wanted to show that it is possible in a cold Canadian climate to provide essentially all of the residential space heating needs for a community using solar energy,” said manager Doug McClenahan.

Read Drake Landing: A ray of sunshine for solar thermal energy by Monty Kruger at CBC news.

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Energy, Housing, Renewables.

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