Alberta Legislature

Alberta Legislature, Edmonton, Carmanah rooftop solar photovoltaic systemAlberta Legislature, Edmonton, Carmanah rooftop solar photovoltaic system
Client: 
Government of Alberta
Capacity (kW): 
3
Locations: 
Edmonton, AB
Commercial Operation: 
2003

As part of it's new in-house "green energy" procurement policy, Alberta Environment commissioned Carmanah to install a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the Alberta Legislature, Edmonton's oldest and most distinct city landmark.

Located on the Alberta Legislative Grounds’ “Power Building”, this location features excellent southern exposure (facing the river valley, parks, and major roadways into the city center). As the Alberta Government will be embarking on a program to purchase the majority of its power from renewable sources, this PV system will allow a direct method for industry, government and utilities to gain experience in Distributed Power Generation interconnection issues. These issues are an integral part of implementing the Alberta Government’s “house-in-order” environmental program.

Alberta Environment, along with assistance from Climate Change Central, Howell-Mayhew Engineering, Alberta Infrastructure and Epcor, made this system possible.

Carmanah provided all the system engineering, and equipment that included the inverter, disconnects, mounting structures, twenty-four 120 W solar modules, custom Powerboard, 3 kW solar array and Xantrex Suntie Series Inverter.