Solar panels to help cut office tower's energy costs by 80 per cent


cbc.ca | Published April 3, 2017

A narrow building on a single lot across from MacEwan University is in the architectural limelight for its innovative, energy-efficient design.

Dubbed the Edge, the 10-storey office tower on 107th Street and 104th Avenue has a south-facing wall with 500 solar panels — enough to power 25 houses, says Gene Dub of Dub Architects Ltd., the Edmonton company behind the design.

“Edmonton has a great amount of sunlight,” Dub said. “The panels get sunlight the entire day.”

The solar panels, which together cost about $400,000, are expected to save on energy costs and pay for themselves within five years, Dub said.

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