Bill Johnstone Memorial Park solar array (12kW)

The Bill Johnstone Memorial Park solar array (12 kW) was installed by Vertex Solar Solutions on November 12,  2022. In 2023, they produced a total of 12,670 kWh. At 0.3 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per kWh, this solar array reduced Tantramar’s emissions by approximately 3,800 kilograms in 2023.


The Vertex Solar team poses after installing the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park Solar Array

The 12kW system will supply 72% of the Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Center’s annual electricity, with approximately 15,346 kWh of solar electricity used per year. The solar system will reduce emissions by 315 tonnes of carbon dioxide and help the municipality significantly lower utility costs for the building.








Below  is a screenshot of the monthly kWh data from the AP Systems site.


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Manure & Food Waste in St. André

The Laforge Holstein plant is a biomass system set on 400 hectares (1000 acres) of land that uses organic materials such as potato peels, fries, pizza dough and tomato sauce, mixed with manure and chicken grease residue for biodigestion (anaerobic decomposition). The system has 2 mixing tanks that hold the organic material: tank 1 is used as … Read more

Active Solar, Combined System, Geothermal & Wind (to be installed) at NBCC in Bathurst

The design has incorporated alternative energy sources principally using geothermal heating and cooling with the addition of solar PV, solar thermal collectors and wind turbines with opportunities to learn of these technologies. Of note the wind turbine has yet to be installed and the full array of solar panels is not yet complete. The main … Read more

Biomass Combined with Oil at Bathurst Chaleur Regional Hospital

One large boiler will soon be on line to produce 98% of the annual hospital energy needs (including heating and cooling) using biomass as the energy source. The boiler will produce steam for the production of electricity. On normal months it is expected there will be a small net surplus of power that, through net … Read more