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.