Haskayne Legacy Park Solar Project
Net Zero Building Solar Power at the Haskayne Legacy Park Pavilion
In December 2020, a 33.6 kW ground mounted PV system at the Haskayne Legacy Park was completed, adding to The City’s solar PV project inventory. The project consisted of 84 LG bi-facial solar panels rated at 400W each. This displaces an estimated 23 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year (assuming about 1,300 kWh per year of production per installed kW).
The solar project directly offsets the electricity consumption of the Haskayne Legacy Park Pavilion building, which employs geo-exchange heat pump systems for heating and cooling, making the building the first net zero energy building in The City’s building portfolio. The solar project is anticipated to achieve a payback within 11 years by helping avoid an average of $8,000/year in electricity costs. Delivered at approximately $112,300, the City’s investment was $87,100, and $25,200 of funding came from the Alberta Municipal Solar Program delivered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, a partnership of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta.