Monday, January 30, 2012

Solar blanket on arena to transfer costs of hockey to electricity consumers

InsideToronto Article: Solar blanket on arena roof will help curb electricity costs:
""The electricity that George Bell generates (with its new solar blanket) will contribute to the Ontario power grid," said Ralphs.
The capital budget for utilities at the arena in 2011 was $105,000. Ralphs anticipates an increase of 15 per cent this year. The solar project is especially good news because not only does it generate renewable energy, but also keeps the rental costs of the ice for the community as low as possible, he said."
We are already starting to see regulations changed to reduce the rates for large industrial consumers - so the most likely destination to fund the costs of  the solar blankets are residential consumers 

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