St. Albert United Church – Solar Power Electrical System
The following photographs show the 4.75 kW capacity grid-connected solar panel awning system that was installed on the church building in 2011 as viewed from Green Grove Drive on the south and east sides of the building. The panels are mounted at a fixed tilt angle of 67.5 degrees and the solar array has an azimuth of 143 degrees.
This project was awarded a grant in the amount of $12,500 from the City of St. Albert’s Environmental Initiatives Grant Program. The balance of the funds needed to support the design and installation of the system was received through a special “Environmental Awareness” donation from the estate of a long-time member of the congregation. The church dedicated the Solar Electrical System to the memory of Phyllis Bocock at its Thanksgiving Service on October 9th, 2011.
Average Annual Benefits
|Annual Solar Production||5,700 kWh|
|Reduction in kWh Supplied to Church from Grid||10.0 %|
|Equivalent Number of Houses Serviced for One Day per Year||290|
|Annual CO2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Offset||4 tonnes|
|Equivalent Number of Trees Planted per Year||104|
|Saving on Cost of Electrical Power in Church Utility Budget||6.4 %|
The public web page to view output from the solar system in real time is at Enphase Energy’s Enlighten website at:
Recycling at St. Albert United Church:
Recycling of deposit containers is in full swing.
Bring your containers – pop cans/bottles, tetra packs, milk cartons and jugs, wine and liquor bottles etc. each Sunday or during the week and deposit in the recycle bin in the front entry.
They will be taken to the bottle depot weekly. Proceeds will be used to help implement further green initiatives in the congregation.