Solar Photovoltaics – Band Office in Jean Marie River

System Overview: In the winter of 2005, Jean Marie River community representatives considered the use of solar power to produce electricity. By November 2005, a 1320-watt solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the roof of the Jean Marie River Band Office. The system is connected to the community grid and cost approximately $20,000 to … Read more

Solar Water Heating – Fort Providence Seniors Centre

System Overview: In August 2008 a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System was installed at the Fort Providence Seniors’ Centre. The system was installed by the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC). The SWH consists of four arrays of 30 Evacuated Cylinder Solar Energy Collectors produced by Mazdon, this totals 120 Tubes. Storage for the system is … Read more

Off-grid Solar Electric System – South Nahanni Outfitters

Background In 2015, South Nahanni Outfitters installed a 6.1 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its camp in the Root River drainage basin in the Mackenzie Mountains, northwest of Fort Simpson. The owner, Werner Aschbacher, had the system installed to reduce diesel consumption, save money, and reduce noise from running the generator.  The camp is … Read more