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Ward 7 News: Solar Panels Installed at Southland Leisure Centre

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City employee kneeling in front of solar panels

With an average of 2,400 hours of sunlight each year, Calgary is an ideal city for solar technology. The City of Calgary’s Southland Leisure Centre, located in the city’s southwest, is now making use of the sun’s energy to produce electricity on site. This is the largest solar installation of its kind, with 600 solar panels mounted to the roof of the facility. The system is expected to produce up to 184,000 kWh annually, offsetting the electricity usage of up to 24 average Calgary homes in a year.

This project is one example of The City’s commitment to making Calgary a healthy and green city. For more information about this project and how solar technology works, visit


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