The Lake Bonavista Community Association(LBCA) is pleased to share that we have been selected as one of the solar installations under the ENMAX Community Solar Fund.
The ENMAX Community Solar Fund is a partnership between the City of Calgary and ENMAX to deliver $5-million of solar energy installations at community buildings across Calgary.
The fund is a one-time contribution that is being used for the design and construction of solar photovoltaic energy generation systems benefiting local neighborhoods. The City of Calgary is administering the program and ENMAX Energy is providing the solar equipment and hiring tradespeople to install the equipment. Community Associations will take on the ongoing operations and maintenance responsibilities to ensure longevity and performance of the solar systems. The solar installation will yield a long-term benefit to the LBCA as the average lifetime is between 20 to 25 years.
The LBCA Solar Installation will:
~Produce more than 500,000 kWh of green electricity each year, enough to offset about 80% of the facility’s electricity usage. This amount of electricity would be enough to power 70 average Calgary homes.
~The system will reduce the amount of GHG emissions sent to the atmosphere by more than 150 tons in its first year of operation. These emissions reductions are the equivalent of reducing over 680,000 km traveled by passenger vehicles, this is also equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by roughly 2750 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
The project will commence October 19th, 2023, with the completion target of February 2024, weather permitting. Installation will not impact the daily operations of the LBCA.
We thank ENMAX and the City of Calgary for the generous funding of this project that will yield lower energy costs to the association and support long term sustainability.