Solar Energy

Posted at 10:18 am on February 16, 2018

A successful year for the Antigonish Community Energy Co-op has them excited for more possibilities in 2018. The group is entering into their third year of operation, and are preparing for a number of events in the near future.
ACE Coop communications coordinator Patrick Yancey says that open houses, community meetings and an upcoming group buy mean a busy start to 2018. Yancey says the group buy is a great way for people to get solar equipment at a decent price:
Yancey says that going solar is much easier now that the Town of Antigonish has adopted a new solar policy. Yancey says that an information session will be held in St. Andrew’s next Tuesday evening, so anyone who is interested in learning more about solar energy is encouraged to attend.

Posted at 10:27 am on November 14, 2017

It was announced on Friday that the Town of Antigonish was granted approval to partake in a new solar energy program. Solar panels will be installed at the Antigonish water treatment facility, which means the town has been approved to generate up to 50 kilowatts of solar electricity.
Town mayor, Laurie Boucher says thanks has to be given to the Antigonish Community Energy Co-operative, who have pushed for sustainable energy. Boucher says the town is already thinking towards the future:
In the town, St.FX will also participate in the program by adding solar panels to the Physical Science Complex.

Posted at 10:31 am on October 17, 2017

The Town of Antigonish will send a request to the Utility and Review Board today, hoping to get alternative rates implemented. During Monday’s council meeting, the town said some members of  the Antigonish Community Energy group had purchased equipment for net metering, which is to be put in place at the start of 2018.
Deputy Mayor, Willie Cormier says that some members of ACE had jumped the gun and purchased equipment ahead of the 2018 start for net metering, and are looking for assistance from the Town:
Cormier says that if the UARB says no, the Town will regroup, and find a way to assist those people who had purchased some equipment for net metering. Cormier and town council remain positively optimistic that the UARB will come back with a favourable ruling.