Church Point (NS), June 22, 2021- In order to enrich the quality of our campus environment for staff, students, the community and our partners, Université Sainte-Anne continues to invest in green technologies at the Church Point campus.
Photovoltaic panels worth $300,000 are being installed near the greenhouse located on the Church Point campus. These solar panels will generate electricity that will be sold to Nova Scotia Power under the Solar for Community Buildings Program, with an estimated 10-year return on investment.
The Solar for Community Buildings Program, which is now closed, enables eligible community groups and organizations to generate up to 75kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity on their roofs or properties and sell it to their utility under a 20-year contract. The program aimed to:
- support community participation in renewable energy generation
- learn more about how solar electricity can help Nova Scotia continue its clean energy transition.
This pilot program was run by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines in partnership with Clean Nova Scotia.
About Université Sainte-Anne
Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.
For more information
Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Tel.: 902-769-2114 Extension 7222