Here in the UK, some households are beginning to use solar power to heat up water in place of gas powered boilers, but these things cost alot and I must say they aren’t all that popular and not everyone realises how important solar power is going to be in the future. That’s why I think this deserves some mention, the Drake Landing Solar Community, in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, is the first solar powered community of North America. There are altogether 800 solar panels located throughout the 52-household community, on garage roofs, house roofs and these can produce a total of 1.5 mega-watts of thermal power during a single summer day and can be used to supply heat to the district heating system. The whole system meets 90% of the annual heating and hot water needs of the homes, I think this just sets out such a good example of how everyone can live in a much ‘greener’ way with the use of environment friendly technologies. Yes, it may be expensive to start off with at first, but the benefits outweighs the cost by such a far greater proportion.

Drake Landing Solar Community Power Canada High Up

Drake Landing Solar Community Power Canada

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4 Responses to Solar powered communities – possible future lifestyle???

  1. 1

    This is a great way to involve an entire community in going green with solar panels. The only problem I could see is if you had to repair panels. Whose responsibility would it be to replace them. Other than that, it seems like a revolutionary idea that will probably spread in the upcoming years.

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    Don Cesar says:

    GOOD this is why i love the tecnology jejejeje.
    When u have time my friend pass to my blog, i left u something , here is the link http://www.doncesarblogs.com/2008/07/premio-de-esfera-al-intelecto-y-la.html

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    William Tunstall says:

    Hi there,

    Hoping to get in touch with you. I got a client
    that wants some exposure on your site. If
    you’re interested send me an email.

    Best regards,
    Will

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    Jazz trio says:

    In the Netherlands government is begining to subsidize the investment so it is becoming more feasable to make the investment.

    Jens

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