Solar Power

solar panelsThere are two types of solar power used for the building.

The first includes the three panels you see on the south section of the roof. They harvest the sun's energy and store the power in batteries located in the basement. This power is used to exclusively power the CAP site (lights, computers, and offices) as well as the meeting room. This makes this CAP site the first carbon neutral one in Canada! Carbon neutral refers to the fact that no Co2 is generated to power these items.




hot waterThe second solar system energizes the hot water heating system. These two arrays are located on the north section of the roof and water is pumped through the vacuum tubes. Rebates are available for these hot water systems.