INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: BRAIN POWER
Canadian Solar recently made a significant contribution to The College of Renewable Energy (CORE). It donated a number of solar modules for the training of students planning a career in the renewable energy sector. "As part of Canadian Solar’s responsibility to solar education institutions across Ontario, we gave 10 kW of our highly successful and versatile CS6P-P panels to CORE", said Colin Parkin of Canadian Solar.
“The great thing about the CS6P-P panels is that they can be employed for just about any function where the application of solar energy is appropriate and, fittingly, they were manufactured right here in Ontario,” Parkin said.
The donation of the equipment makes it possible for professors to give students “hands on” experience on the installation and removal of solar modules from roof-top and ground mount systems.
“Canadian Solar has been involved CORE for many years and we are impressed with the quality of the programs on offer, as well as the high standard of training given be the professional instructors at the college. The donation of the panels is part of our ongoing commitment to support and encourage local colleges to keep students and installers up-to-date on how to safely and properly connect solar systems to the Ontario grid,” said Parkin.
SOLAR ON THE ROCKS
No, it’s not an exotic new cocktail. It’s the latest trend in lighthouse keeping.
There was a time when permanent keepers staffed lighthouses in remote locations. Now their jobs can be done by solar panels and remote control via the Internet from petty much anywhere on earth. The lighthouse keeper of today is more likely to be found in a big city and be equipped with little more than a laptop. Perhaps it’s not as solitary and romantic but it’s certainly a lot more comfortable.
Not everyone wants to live in the big city all the time, however, as the owners of the Lighthouse Inn of West Dennis, Massachussets
well understand. They have created a comfortable getaway for those seeking a little peace from the hurly burly of modern life – in the shadow of an old lighthouse. Like modern, solar-powered lighthouses, they too have wholeheartedly embraced solar energy.
“Solar makes a lot of sense in scenic spots in remote locations, especially where environmental issues are a concern,” said Thomas Körner of Canadian Solar USA.
The Lighthouse Inn is powered by 120 Canadian Solar CS6P-M 250 W modules with an output potential of 27 kW. "This system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 507 tons for over 25 years, which is the equivalent of planting 20,292 trees or a small car traveling 1,719,661 miles,” said Körner.