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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
HRM-Solar City Information Sessions in Dartmouth
(December 7, 2010) - This week, the proposed community solar project, HRM-Solar City, will host an information session for the public Wednesday, December 8th in Dartmouth at the Alderney Library in the Helen Creighton Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. An information session for industry will also be held this week on Thursday at the same location from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A full list of all remaining sessions is found below.
On November 2nd, Regional Council granted approval for HRM staff to proceed with next steps to develop the project proposal. These sessions are part of the process of finalizing the pilot project proposal to present to Council early in the New Year.
If approved by Council, the proposed community solar project would help residents take advantage of the municipality’s significant solar energy potential without having to become an expert in the technology or navigate the technical and financing options.
Through the proposed pilot program, between 500 and 700 HRM homeowners would be eligible to sign-up on a first come, first serve basis, to have two solar hot water panels installed on their property. They would repay the cost for panels and installation as a supplement to their tax bill.
Information sessions will give participants an opportunity to learn more about the program and speak directly with HRM staff. If there is sufficient interest, formal pre-screening registration will be accepted beginning on December 15th.
An updated project plan will be submitted for final Regional Council approval in the New Year. More information can be found online at halifax.ca/solarcity .
HRM-Solar City Information Sessions:
December 8th - Dartmouth 6-8 p.m. - Alderney Library - Helen Creighton Room
December 13th - Spryfield 6-8 p.m. - Captain William Spry Community Centre
HRM-Solar City Industry Information Session:
December 9th - Dartmouth 1-4 p.m. - Alderney Library - Helen Creighton Room
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