Town of Canmore

Waste Management Centre Solar Power

A 78kW solar photovoltaic system consisting of 231 panels has been installed on the roof of the Waste Management Centre located at 102A Bow Valley Trail. The project was initiated after a preliminary assessment study indicated the panels could generate sufficient electricity to supply half of the building’s electrical needs and the payback of the project could be 20 years or less. The solar system will help save emitting almost 1300 tonnes of greenhouse gases over it's lifespan. 

The town secured a provincial grant from the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) to cover 25% of the cost of the project (approximately $31,000).