Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

May 24, 2010 16:16 ET

Media Advisory: Drake Landing Solar Community Surpasses Targets and Launches Performance Tracking Web Site

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) - On Tuesday, May 25, the Drake Landing Solar Community, Natural Resources Canada and project partners will mark the significant accomplishment of being the first thermal solar community in the world to have 80 percent of its annual space heating requirement provided by solar thermal energy. A live performance Web site to track key functions of the community's solar collection, storage and heating system will be launched.

Tours of the Drake Landing Solar Community Energy Centre, the solar thermal system and some homes will be offered after the ceremonies.

Location: Drake Landing Solar Community
  Energy Centre
  15 Drake Landing Common
  Okotoks, Alberta
   
Date and May 25, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MDT

Contact Information

  • Natural Resources Canada
    Ottawa
    Office of the Minister
    Mary-Ann Dewey-Plante
    Press Secretary
    613-996-2007
    or
    Natural Resources Canada
    Ottawa
    Media Relations
    613-992-4447