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Pilot program could create B.C.'s largest publicly-accessible solar array to Ellison

Fortis B.C. has applied to the B.C. Utilities Commission to build the Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, a 240-kilowatt array made up of over 700 panels.
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October 03, 2017 - 5:45 PM

KELOWNA – If approved, Kelowna could soon be home to the largest community solar array in B.C.

Fortis B.C. has applied to the B.C. Utilities Commission to build the Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, a 240-kilowatt array made up of over 700 panels.

It would be located north of Kelowna on property owned by Fortis B.C. The energy company says in a media release the pilot project is in response to customer interest in alternative energy sources.

Fortis says under the proposed rate program, called Virtual Solar, anyone with an electric account and a communicating advanced meter can rent solar panels from the company on a monthly basis and receive credits for the energy produced.

A decision from the utilities commission is expected by the end of the year. The Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

For more information about the project or to register as a potential solar customer, visit the this website


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