ENMAX Community Solar Fund

By: The City of Calgary and ENMAX

The ENMAX Community Solar Fund brings solar energy to local neighborhoods. It’s a partnership between The City of Calgary and ENMAX that has invested $5 million to create solar power systems on community buildings. These solar systems help reduce the costs of running these buildings and also cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

The program focuses on community associations, which are groups that work together to improve their neighborhoods. So far, we have installed solar panels that have produced 665,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity. This clean energy helps to prevent 220 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The program is still growing and will offset even more emissions in the future.

But it’s not just about the environment. The money saved by these solar panels can fund community services and projects. Any extra energy they generate can be sold back to the power grid, bringing in some extra cash. By using renewable energy, these community associations are showing that they care about the environment and attracting others who feel the same way!