Supported by the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, the BC Solar For Schools Project is a pilot program developed to teach future generations about the potential of clean, solar energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of global climate change.
As stated by the Honourable Richard Neufeld, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, “an investment in solar energy is an investment in the future, because using more alternative energy means cleaner air and healthy children. This project will use solar energy to augment existing power systems and help reduce energy costs at these schools. It is a model for schools across the province and builds on British Columbia’s commitment to become a world leader in sustainable energy development.”
As a project partner, Carmanah has installed and supplied the solar power system equipment and expertise to two BC schools so far – Fort Nelson Secondary School in Fort Nelson and Clarence Fulton Secondary School in Vernon. Carmanah also developed a web site that provides detailed system overviews, installation photos, as well as dynamic data regarding environmental conditions and current solar energy generation at each school.