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Beaver Lake Cree Nation
30 Solar modules ballast mounted on the flat roof of the Amisk Community School. This project received assistance from Keepers of the Athabasca and the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program (AISP)
The students of the Amisk Community School will be learning from devices powered by the sun. The array is being installed in 2 separate phases in congruence with AISP funding. This groundbreaking First Nation solar project is one of the first to receive funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program. It is a true testament of what a community can accomplish when they come together.
Phase I, shown above, features 30 Canadian Solar panels ballast mounted at 10 degrees oriented due south for optimum solar harvest. The ballast mounting method negates the need for any roof penetrations thus leaving the roof warranty intact.
Extensive electrical work was required by Kuby Renewable Energy in order to safely handle the new solar PV loads. Both Phase I and Phase II buildings were signed off by Professional Engineers registered with APEGA.
Phase II is set to commence in January or February and will provide 16.7kW of solar PV generating capacity. In total Phase I and II will provide 24.65kW of solar capacity, outputting over 24,000kWh of energy per year. When fully completed, these solar panel arrays will offset over 15 tons of carbon emissions EVERY YEAR.
In addition to the solar panel installation, Kuby Energy provided in-class and hands-on training to the community members of Beaver Lake Cree Nation.