Drake Landing is the 52 home solar neighborhood located in Okotoks, Alberta. Completed in 2007, this innovative residential development is positive proof of Alberta's incredible solar energy resource. The solar thermal technology used in Drake Landing is different from Photovoltaic (PV) technology that SOLARMAX Power uses. Both work well in Alberta and serve different utilities.
Solar thermal technology collects heat from the sun. It is useful for heating water and even buildings as in the case of Drake Landing. PV technology converts sun light into electricity which can be used for anything that runs on electricity from appliances to electric vehicles.
Drake Landing has consistently reached a solar ratio over 95% which means the community is meeting 95% its home and hot water heating needs with solar energy. This is world record setting technology. 52 homes out of 1.39 Million is just a demonstration but it is a great start.
As we transition to a solar powered world, look for Alberta's developers and municipalities to take their lead from the success in Drake Landing. And expect SOLARMAX Power to support them on their journey.
Posted by: kylek
Posted on: 2016-02-15 00:00:00