Canada’s Solar Powered Community First in North America

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A little town that goes by the name of Okotoks, located just outside of Calgary, Alberta (Canada) is the home of a small community that has just been named the first solar powered community in North America.A little town that goes by the name of Okotoks, located just outside of Calgary, Alberta (Canada) is the home of a small community that has just been named the first solar powered community in North America. The community goes by the name of the Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC), and consists of only 52 houses – but, each and every home is powered entirely by solar energy. There are around 800 panels located on roofs of garages, which allows the panels to generate roughly 1.5 megawatts of power on an average summer day. But what happens in the winter? All of the leftover heat generated in the summer is saved up, and used when it’s needed most. This underground energy storage system is one of the first in the world, so expect it to be popping up a lot more in the near future.

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