Baobab Solar Array

Project

Grid tied solar array

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Grid tied solar array

Location

Calgary, Alberta

Status

Completed

Groups Involved

Facilities Engineering

The Challenge

Agricultural operations can have significant power demands and can pay high electricity costs being tied into remote grid opportunities. Baobab farm was looking to reduce their energy cost.

The Result

Integrated Sustainability performed an energy assessment on Baobab farm as well as a site survey in order to identify cost effective alternative onsite power generation. A 10 kW solar array was installed in order to completely offset onsite electricity consumption. A 12-15 year payback was determined for the solar system along. Capital costs were further reduced by applying for the Growing Forward Onsite PV program for agricultural renewable installations.