Open-Sky Co-operative Solar Array

OpenSky’s new building is now net-zero, and will be able to also support the energy uses of their barn and the garden shed where they use other tools with the energy created by the array.
Laura Hunter, Executive Director of Open-Sky Co-operative, a charity that serves neurodivergent youth, spoke with EOS Eco-Energy about a recently installed a solar array atop Open Sky’s baker space building. Laura Hunter shares that they were happy to be part of greening the grid, and with help from a federal grant available to them and local contractor Wheeler Electric, the solar array is successfully installed and providing renewable energy to this local charity.

The Terra Berma Project – Sustainable Off Grid Living

Along the tip of the Kingston Peninsula, the Terra Berma Project is a sustainable living project that demonstrates off-grid living doesn’t need mean compromising comfort. Constructed over 5 years using primarily using recycled tires and cob (a natural building material made from subsoil, water, some kind of fibrous organic material), the home was built out … Read more

Solar Panels on Roof, Sackville, NB

An R-2000 home! This self-installed solar hot water system (using propylene glycol) provides both domestic hot water and space heating through an in-floor heating system in the garage and house. The owner had originally considered installing oil to provide this heat, however, after looking at installation costs and the ongoing rising cost of oil, solar thermal was considered instead. They are very happy with their choice to go solar.

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