Solas Energy Consulting Inc., a provider of comprehensive energy solutions, today announced that its work supporting the City of Calgary’s Solar Residential Calculator received a 2023 Clean50 Top Project award. Canada’s Clean50 Top Project awards are amongst the awards announced annually by Delta Management Group and Canada’s Clean50 organization, recognizing the best sustainability-oriented projects completed in Canada over the prior two years. Clean50 Top Projects are chosen based on impact, innovation, capacity to inform and inspire, and ability to be readily imitated.
Solas Energy’s award-winning project – Mapping Solar Potential for Calgary Residents – launched in February 2020, when the company contracted with the City of Calgary to design a Residential Solar Calculator to support the City’s residential solar (photovoltaic) development program. The calculator provides Calgary residents with a view of cost savings associated with residential rooftop solar installation over conventional energy usage. The calculator also provides estimated cost for installation, production potential based on residential address, and environmental benefits, including potential for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Solas Energy’s work included developing a model to benchmark, monitor, and verify environmental performance of solar installations for residential addresses throughout Calgary. Throughout the course of the two-year project, Solas Energy refined the model to provide the most accurate outputs possible for Calgarians.
“This innovative project could not have been completed without the collaboration and passion of so many people at the City of Calgary. As a Calgary-based team, we are grateful to the City of Calgary for its vision, environmental stewardship, and the leadership role it plays in inspiring other communities to invest in a net-zero carbon future. The Residential Solar Calculator provides Calgary residents with the economic and environmental data Calgarians need to make informed decisions about adopting solar energy for their homes,” noted Paula McGarrigle, President and CEO of Solas Energy Consulting Inc. – Canada.
Carolyn Bowen, Director of Climate and Environment at the City of Calgary added, “The Residential Solar Calculator is a valuable component of the City of Calgary’s environmental strategy and journey towards a net-zero carbon future. We appreciate the collaboration and expertise Solas Energy provided to support the development of this innovative tool for Calgary residents.”
The Residential Solar Calculator launched on the City of Calgary’s website in February of 2022. Since then, the site has received tens of thousands of visitors who are eager to learn about the benefits of solar installation on the rooftops of their Calgary homes. Visit the City of Calgary’s website to learn more: https://www.calgary.ca/environment/programs/residential-solar-calculator.html.
Learn more about Solas Energy’s award-winning project and other 2023 Clean50 award winners here: www.clean50.com.
About Solas Energy Consulting
Solas Energy Consulting provides comprehensive strategy and consulting services for renewable energy solutions to support the energy transition throughout the US and Canada. The company’s expertise spans development and management of utility and commercial projects involving wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, hydrogen, energy storage, grid modernization, and electric vehicles (EV). With over 20 years of experience in project development, construction management, and climate change advisory, Solas Energy provides its clients with the depth and perspective required to navigate the complex issues associated with renewable energy project development and climate change policy. Solas Energy maintains offices in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. More information about the company can be found on Solas Energy Consulting’s website.
About Delta Management Group and Canada’s Clean50
Leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded and remains the steward of Canada’s Clean50 awards. The awards were created to annually identify, recognize, and connect 50 Sustainability Leaders, 10-20 Emerging Leaders, and Top Projects from every sector of Canadian endeavour. The firm also annually convenes the Clean50 Summit, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration, and innovation in the fight to keep human caused climate impacts below 1.5 degrees C. Learn more about Canada’s Clean50.
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