Renewable Energy Demonstration Sites

The CVRD has undertaken several solar energy installations designed to reduce the environmental footprint of local facilities. More information about each of these existing projects can be found below.

CVRD Facilities with Solar PV Systems

In 2013, the CVRD installed photovoltaic solar systems on four rural facilities. Then, in 2016, we worked with the Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation and the Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Association to establish a solar energy demonstration project at the Hornby Island Free Store. Each of these installations is connected to the BC Hydro grid through the Net Metering program. Live monitoring data for many of them is available online – further details on each installation can be found below.

More information on Net Metering can be found on the BC Hydro website

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