NAIT and City of Edmonton to announce first solar energy research project of its kind in Alberta
WHAT: NAIT and the City of Edmonton are collaborating on a solar energy research project that’s evaluating the potential of the sun to produce green energy in Edmonton, one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
WHO: Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
Coun. Ben Henderson, City of Edmonton
Dr. James Sandercock, chair of NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program
WHERE: NAIT Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology
Main Campus (D Building on attached map)
11762 106 St.
WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2012
WHY: Alberta’s first solar photovoltaic (PV) reference array system has been installed on the roof of NAIT’s Main Campus. The system consists of south-facing solar panels positioned at angles commonly used in the construction industry. Energy produced by the modules will be tracked and measured, becoming a reference for solar PV potential in the Edmonton area. Ultimately, this information could lead to greater adoption of solar energy technology.
Natural Resources Canada has ranked Canadian municipalities on their yearly potential for producing solar energy. Edmonton is ahead of Canadian cities like Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto and international locations like Beijing, China and Washington, D.C.
Following brief remarks, media will be invited to tour NAIT’s new Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology and view the solar reference array.
For more information, please contact:
NAIT Media Relations
P 780.471.8450 C 780.916.8307 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Officer, City of Edmonton
Offices of Environment, Parks Planning and Biodiversity
P 780.442.1698 E email@example.com