Over the next several hours, we will be installing a solar energy system on the south facing wall of our main administration building in Whitehorse.
The system, that includes 40 panels of 250 watts each, will be able to produce up to 10 kW of renewable energy. That will provide power for at least five percent of our load (we have quite a large load because of the servers we have to run our grid).
This is the second time we have installed solar energy systems on one of our buildings. Three years ago, Yukon Energy added four solar panels (235 watts each) at the Whitehorse Rapids Fishladder to test solar technology on a residential scale, and to investigate the mechanics of feeding locally generated power back into the Yukon grid.
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