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Solar tech conversations are hot at city council

Solar information was bright and centre on the agenda at Dawson Creek city council Monday.
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Potential solar projects in Mile Zero.

Solar information was bright and centre on the agenda at Dawson Creek city council Monday.  Peace Energy Co-op’s Greg Dueck was on hand to talk solar power, and why go solar.

“Solar electricity helps by reducing your carbon footprint. The cost of solar has dropped by over the last 5 years and is the fastest growing energy in the world,” he said.

Dueck noted at 510 kW, Hudson’s Hope Community Solar Initiative is the largest municipal solar project in BC. “It’s goal is to significantly reduce the district’s electricity costs under BC Hydro’s grid-tie net metering program.”

 Mayor Dale Bumstead agreed.

“(At the district level), watching the Hudson’s Hope experience of that project was very strong,” he said.

A 2017 report was commissioned by the City to review solar opportunities for potential grant funding and internal budgeting for Dawson Creek, and Dueck reported on the solar viability of a handful of city facilities amongst his run of solar project opportunities within the municipalities. 

“Peace Energy Co-op is here to make going solar quick and easy.”

Bumstead agreed, noting the costs are food for thought for council.

“Efficiencies and costs continue to evolve in a very positive way.”

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