solar powered community: this is green!

By on July 26th, 2008

The first solar powered community of North America is located in the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. They call it the Drake Landing Solar Community. There are 800 solar panels located throughout the community on garage roofs, and they produce 1.5 mega-watts of thermal power during a summer day and supply heat to the district heating system. The whole system meets 90% of the annual heating and hot water needs of the homes.

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