Geothermal and solar power in Middle Sackville

The Open Sky Co-operative in Middle Sackville, N.B., is housed on a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) farm and home dating from the 18th century. Heating an older home can be a challenge, and so the Co-operative undertook renovations to improve energy efficiency and to incorporate geothermal & solar energy on the farm.

Solar hot water heater and photovoltaic panel on the roof at Open Sky.
Solar hot water heater and photovoltaic panel on the roof at Open Sky
Hot water tank
Hot water tank
Heat exchanger unit. The original building's foundations are visible in the background.
Heat exchanger unit. The original building’s foundations are visible in the background.