RDEK feedback on Fort Steele Solar

Approval by the regional district

The board of Directors of the REGIONAL DISTRICT OF EAST KOOTENAY (RDEK) met on  September 4, 2015 and decided to advise the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) that RDEK supports the Node Engineering Crown land application for an Investigative Licence to assess the potential for a solar farm on Crown land north of Kootenay Highway between Cranbrook and Fort Steele.

This resolution is on page 5 of the Minutes of RDEK board meeting

Notes: This is only one step toward the final approval, which has to be granted by the Crown.

Solar Irradiation


The radiation reaching the earth’s surface can be represented in a number of different ways. Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) is the total amount of radiation received from the sun on a surface horizontal to the ground. This value is of particular interest to photovoltaic installations and includes both Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) and Diffuse Horizontal Irradiance (DIF). Continue reading Solar Irradiation