Tecumseh Vista Academy

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Client: 
Greater Essex County District School Board
Capacity (kW): 
96
Locations: 
Tecumseh, ON
Commercial Operation: 
2011

Carmanah Technologies will design and construct a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the new Tecumseh Vista Academy building in Windsor, Ontario. The grid-tied system will be installed on the roof of the school’s gymnasium during the spring and summer of 2011 and is supported by the Ministry of Education Renewable Energy Funding for Schools program. The system will generate revenue for the district through the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program and will have a 96 kW capacity once complete in August of 2011. 

Carmanah will outfit the school with a real time data monitoring system that will provide metrics for the Board’s energy management plan for the district, as well as serving as an educational tool for students. In 2010, a similar monitoring system was incorporated in the neighbouring Dr. David Suzuki Public School where Carmanah’s solar array supported the School’s goal of obtaining LEED Platinum certification. Dr. David Suzuki Public School represented the first public school in Canada to achieve Platinum LEED certification.