The first community-owned solar array in Salmon Arm will be built on the east-facing roof of First United Church, also known as Nexus at First.
Growing public concern about climate change and support for clean
The project is being called the ‘Hugh Tyson Community Solar Array’, honouring the memory of one of the Society’s Directors who died a year ago.
The Solar Array is a partnership between the Shuswap Solar Energy Society and First United Church and will be built on the east-facing roof of First United Church. It is expected to provide the church with about 35% of its electricity needs.
Debenture holders will receive an annual return-f-capital payment from the electricity cost savings offset by the solar array. They expect the debentures to be paid off by 2025 or earlier.
The Solar Array is a true community project in that 32 persons have given generously through debenture purchases or donations to help fund it. Having achieved our target, we are ending our fund-raising campaign with thanks.
The Solar Array will be built in mid-June by A+ Solar Solutions