[GIANNA] This is a significant day because this is the largest solar installation (thus far) in The City of Calgary – we have 600 solar panels on the roof behind me as a result of that some of the
electricity needs of this leisure centre is being provided by these solar panels [NAHEED] one of the most interesting things for me is that Southland leisure Center has a very large flat roof we fully anticipate that as technology changes as the technology behind photovoltaic cells changes
as storage technology changes we’re going to learn a lot here to become even
more efficient in the use of solar energy we anticipate that having these solar panels in place will save us between $25K and $35K a year – a second (thing we’d like) is to see if we can use solar energy on city facilities as an important
contributor to our own environmental goals for the (capital C) City of Calgary
and for the whole city Imagine Calgary suggest that we should be having up to 30% of our electricity generated from renewable sources in Calgary by
2036 and so this is another step forward on that.