Let the Sun Shine
Crane hoists panel to the roof of the conference centre at UNBC- photo submitted
Prince George, B.C.- Twenty five solar panels are being installed at the University of Northern B.C.
16 of the panels came from the Highglen Montessori Elementary School which was severely damaged by fire in 2013. The solar panels were not damaged and are being given to UNBC, the other panels were purchased as part of a UNBC 25th Anniversary project.
The panels will generate 5000 kWh of electricity for UNBC each year.
The overall cost of the project is about $53,000 and is being covered by UNBC, School District 57 and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.
The panels will play a key role in teaching students of all ages about the science of capturing energy from the sun.