Douglas Border Crossing

Douglas Border Crossing, BC, Carmanah solar photovoltaic systemDouglas Border Crossing, BC, Carmanah solar photovoltaic system
Client: 
Glastech 2000
Capacity (kW): 
36
Locations: 
Surrey, BC
Commercial Operation: 
2008

In June of 2007, Carmanah supplied Glastech Contracting with a 36 kW amorphous silicon (a-Si) Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) grid tie package  Carmanah installed the system on the brand new facility in Surrey, British Columbia, at the Douglas Border Crossing located near the Peace Arch.

This facility is owned and operated by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), an organization committed to a sustainable approach to construction and operating infrastructure and buildings to conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce health risks. This 36 kW system includes more than 1,100 32 watt amorphous silicon BIPV laminates, which were provided by Carmanah through Glastech Contracting (BC) Ltd. The BIPV system will be seamlessly integrated into an entirely new LEED-certified building that will replace the current border crossing structure.