Affordable and Clean Energy

Conor Christie

How might we increase adoption of solar energy products in residential areas around Calgary?

Calgary has long been known as a oil and gas town. The fall of oil prices in 2014 has shown that the oil industry may not always be a reliable source of jobs and money, and greater focus should be paid to the next generation of energy production. The process of mining and refining fossil fuel products is also harmful to the planet as these processes release harmful toxins and heat into the atmosphere. Currently, a majority of the energy that is used in residential areas is delivered to homes and then wasted. A residential solar energy system is beneficial because residents would have the ability to produce their own energy and all excess could be delivered back into the system.

This project aims to increase adoption of solar energy products in residential areas in Calgary so that there is less reliance on other harmful industries.