Impact Assessment of Municipal Solar Thermal Program, Canada

Project Description

Client’s Solar City Pilot Project was launched in three years ago to promote the utilization of solar energy to reduce its municipal carbon footprint. The project enabled homeowners of up to 1,000 residences to have solar water heating equipment installed with financing managed via municipal rate adjustments for up to ten years.

The project also provided all homeowners the technical and administrative oversight to reduce risks and assure quality of installation. A total of 1,572 homeowners expressed interest in the project and provided data which formed the basis of an assessment of merits and costs of the program. Green Power Labs was engaged to assess the performance of the systems installed and to determine the environmental impact of the project to date.