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The city of Calgary, Alta., is about to open its first rooftop solar installations.
The city said Friday that it’s the first time the city has installed solar panels on city-owned land.
The panels will be installed on the City of Calgary’s Public Works buildings in the City-County of Calgary.
City spokeswoman Susan Cope said in a statement that the panels were “replaced and refurbished” and that the installation will begin this summer.
The solar panels were installed in 2015, and were designed to reduce the energy usage and improve the weather on Calgary’s streets.
The city says it’s saving the city $3.8 million in energy costs by using solar energy.
“It’s an opportunity for us to really take advantage of our power, because solar is a cost-effective way to generate electricity,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
“It also means that the city will be able to make use of its renewable energy resource.”
Cope said that the project will provide approximately 300 hours of sunlight to the City’s Public works buildings, which will provide jobs for city employees.
The City of Edmonton has installed rooftop solar in its buildings since 2016.