TELUS World of Science – The Aurora Project

This project was funded through Alberta Municipal Solar Program

City of Edmonton

2021Completion Year

38.4kWInstalled Capacity

$91,432.09Project Cost

$4,080Cost Savings

$37,010.02MCCAC Funding

40,800kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

23tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

OVERVIEW

Over the summer of 2021, the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation completed construction of their new solar PV installation, a 38.4 kW solar PV system on the roof of TELUS World of Science as part of the Aurora Project. The system is made up of 96 solar modules and is conservatively estimated to generate 41,000 kWh per year, enough to power almost 6 average sized homes per year. The system allows the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation to produce renewable energy, lower their carbon footprint, and lead by example in the community. The system received a rebate through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Alberta Municipal Solar Program for $37,010.02.

APPROACH

While visiting the science center, guests will engage with solar power through a display celebrating the science centre’s commitment to sustainability. The Aurora Project is an investment in the limitless potential of children today and for generations to come. When the Aurora Project is complete in 2022, every gallery in the science centre will have been updated to address emerging trends in science and technology from a uniquely Albertan perspective. Guests will get to enjoy 20,000 square feet of new exhibition space which will include Arctic Journey in the Newell Family Gallery and Health Zone in the Allard Family Gallery.

RESULTS

The system produces clean electricity which reduces 23.26 tonnes of CO2e emissions per year, equivalent to taking 6 passenger vehicles off the road.

We are thrilled to receive support from Shell Scotford and the MCCAC for this new solar array. This funding allows us to reduce our carbon footprint and serve as a catalyst to continue the science conversation around climate change and the great impact that it has on the world around us.”

Alan Nursall, President & CEO at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

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