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.
Cost of power vs Cost of energy
The relationship between cost of power and cost of energy is an important element to assess the feasibility of a solar project.
The chart below plots this relationship for 2 PV systems:
on fixed racks (Blue) and on Vertical Axis Trackers (Brown). Continue reading Power and energy costs
How much energy can be generated by a solar farm near cranbrook?
Solar irradiation varies year after year and the actual yield depends on how the PV modules are mounted. Fixed racks are simpler, trackers are more complex but may improve significantly the harvest of energy. Continue reading Solar energy in Cranbrook