The Lower Kootenay Band has successfully installed a grid-tied photovoltaic solar power system. The installation is located on the existing south facing roof of the Administration Complex. The solar power system will supplement the existing electricity that is provided by FortisBC. This has been done through a Net Metering Agreement. The project has the following attributes:
•Capacity: 4.23 kilowatts
•Panel type: Sharp 235W
•Inverter type: EnPhase micro-inverters (to enable monitoring of project performance and expansion)
•Anticipated electricity output: 5,650 kilowatt hours per year
Funding for this project was provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada‘s ecoENERGY program.