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The Canadians go and build the first integrated Solar Community in North America

published, Jan 6, 2009 6:06am
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Trust the Canadians to go and do it, build 52 homes that put true smart community energy into practice.

This project was made possible by integrating energy efficient technologies with renewable energy sources like the sun.  Solar Energy is used not only to generate electricity, but also capture and store it in summer for use during winter months. The system is a world's first, fulfilling ninety percent of each home’s space heating requirements from solar energy and resulting in less dependency on limited fossil fuels.

Highlights of the scheme are:

  • The largest subdivision of R-2000 single family homes in Canada, each 30% more efficient than conventionally built homes.
  • A first in the world, 90% of residential space heating needs will be met by solar thermal energy.
  • A reduction of approximately 5 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per home per year.

From their website: Drake Landing Solar Community






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Looks good. Now if only they would paint the roofs white...

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