The Smith's 3kW

Bill and Shiela grew tired of their electricity bill and decided to do something about it. They got in touch with us and told us about their intentions of going solar. We went over, evaluated their roof and discussed their needs and expectations. They decided to install twelve panels on the southern roof of their home, which are expected to generate upwards of 3,900kWh per year. The panels will offset more than half of their electricity needs from the grid and make them less vulnerable from price increases. Now they have the peace of mind of a renewable source of energy that doesn’t come with any surprises or fuel payments. Congratulations to Bill and Shiela for becoming Solar Heroes!

100 Year Goals and Targets

Communications

Target 1
By 2036, 75 per cent of Calgarians report that they are informed.
Target 4
By 2036, Calgary increases the number of facilities and spaces that encourage human interaction, and they are widely distributed throughout the city.
Target 5
By 2036, 30 per cent of Calgary’s energy derives from low-impact renewable sources.
Target 6
By 2036, all new and retrofitted communities, buildings, vehicles, equipment and processes are built to be within five per cent of the highest energy-efficient design available out of all economically competitive products, as measured on a life cycle basis.

Economic well-being

Target 34
By 2036, research and development intensity, both public and private, increases to five per cent of Calgary’s gross domestic product.
Target 35
By 2036, the number of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable value-added products and technologies produced in Calgary increases by 100 per cent.
Target 36
By 2036, Calgary’s non-oil-related industries grow by 50 per cent.
Target 37
By 2036, Calgary is ranked as the most favourable Canadian city in which to establish businesses that support sustainability practices.
Target 38
By 2036, tourist visitations and expenditures grow by 90 per cent.
Target 39
By 2036, alternative ways to measure economic well-being are commonly used to support sustainability principles in decision-making.

Air

Target 67
By 2036, energy consumption is reduced by 30 per cent based on 1999 use.
Target 68
By 2036, the use of low-impact renewable energy increases by 30 per cent as a percentage of total energy use.
Target 69
By 2012, total community greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by six per cent from 1990 levels; by 2036, they’re reduced by 50 per cent from 1990 levels and criteria air contaminants are also significantly reduced.
Target 70
By 2036, indoor air contaminants are reduced to zero per cent.
Target 71
By 2036, Calgary’s ecological decreases to below the 2001 Canadian average of 7.25 hectares per capita.

Aesthetic enjoyment

Target 85
By 2036, 90 per cent of citizens report that Calgary is a beautiful city.
Target 86
By 2036, 95 per cent of Calgarians report that they have a range of opportunities for the aesthetic enjoyment of nature, arts and culture.

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