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Our Solar Energy

The Solar Wave is Here!

Artists Rendition of Solar Wave

The final solar array for the Hudson’s Hope Solar Initiative, the amazing “SOLAR WAVE” is now installed at the Hudson’s Hope outdoor pool.

This unique, one-of-a-kind SOLAR WAVE is a sculpture with a practical purpose: to provide inexpensive solar electricity to the pool complex plus shade and shelter to those using the park area around the pool facility.


Solar Wave Construction

Randy Haney of Red Weld Tec showing the design of the Solar Wave in CAD softwareRed Weld welder working on the construction of the Solar WaveLeft: Randy Haney, the owner of Red Weld Tec Ltd. in Dawson Creek has helped the Peace Energy Co-op team design the SOLAR WAVE using this advanced CAD (Computer Aided Design) system.

Left: The Hudson’s Hope SOLAR WAVE was built at the Red Weld shop in Dawson Creek. Red Weld shop in Dawson CreekOnce completed, it was disassembled and re-built on-site at the Hudson’s Hope outdoor pool complex.

Right: Welder/fabricator Dwayne Ross of Red Weld Tec Ltd. welds some of the curved steel support structures for the Hudson’s Hope SOLAR WAVE. Behind, Peace Energy Co-op’s Greg Dueck and Ron Moch of Moch Electric Ltd. keep an eye on things.


Our Solar Energy Initiative

 

District of Hudson's Hope Municipal OfficeThe District of Hudson’s Hope has embraced solar energy like few other communities in Canada. Under the leadership of a progressive Mayor, Council and staff, more than 500 kilowatts of grid-tied solar PV now power nine municipal facilities, supplying from 50% to 100% of their electrical needs and saving the District millions of dollars over the coming decades. This makes Hudson’s Hope one of the most solarized communities per capita in the country, and demonstrates real leadership in electrical self-generation, sustainability and fiscal responsibility.

Sykes Array in Hudson's HopeAs well, a growing number of District of Hudson’s Hope residents have embraced the solar option, investing in their own solar power systems to achieve net zero electrical usage in their homes.

Worker rests during construction of Solar Array in Hudson's Hope

 

 

“When completed, this will be the largest municipal solar array in BC,” says Hudson’s Hope Mayor Gwen Johansson. “We are proud to be a leader in electricity self-generation, and appreciate the BC Hydro net-metering initiative that helps us achieve it.”

“This project will reduce our Municipal District electrical costs for these buildings by an average of about 75 percent. It will also be a source of community pride and contribute to our long-term economic development. We are thrilled by the benefits that come with our move to a clean energy future.”

For more information about the Hudson’s Hope Community Solar Initiative, download the latest version of Hudson’s Hope Solar Fast Facts


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