Above the streets and atop Genesis Place lay hundreds of solar panels collecting sun to help power the recreation centre during the day and not just prevent emissions, but help pay for its own construction.
The City of Airdrie will soon be the proud owner of Canada’s largest municipal rooftop solar system.
Airdrie is a city in Alberta, Canada within the Calgary Region. It is located north of Calgary within the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Highway 567.
Chris Reason, project manager for Capital Projects at the City of Airdrie, describes just how many solar panels will be gathering sunlight energy for Genesis Place.
“3,800 modules will be installed on top of Genesis place. It’s a phenomenal amount of panels if you’re new to the solar world. We’ve gone up to Leduc and we’ve looked at their solar panel system and we fell in love with it and we absolutely had to have our own.”