Over the Summer of 2018, the Saint John Community Loan Fund partnered with NexGen Energy, Saint John Learning Exchange, and Hemmings House for an innovative solar energy project at the HUB. With funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC), we were able to install 60 solar panels on the roof of the HUB. During the project, youth from local employment and educational programs were able to be hands-on with the project and learn about renewable energy in the process. The project was captured and the story told by Hemmings House in the video below. The installation will continue to serve as an educational tool for all interested individuals. The solar panels will produce 18.99 MWh each year, which is equivalent to the reduction of 390 tonnes of greenhouse gases and the expected savings of $83 000 over itís 25+ year lifespan.
"Over the Summer of 2018, the Loan Fund staff had fun introducing our solar workshop to our Youth Entrepreneurship Success (YES ) groups. These participants with the YES Program got the opportunity to work with solar robots to increase their knowledge of solar energy and learn about the benefits of renewable energy, all while engaging in fun and interactive games." - Indigo Clement, 2018 YES Coordinator
If interested in booking a solar workshop please contact email@example.com for more information.
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