David Dodge, EFCL District B

David Dodge EFCL Past President and past district rep for Lago Lindo, Kilkenny, McLeod, Evansdale, Northmount, Londonderry, Steele Heights, Balwin, Killarney, Delwood, Glengarry, Rosslyn, Belvedere community leagues in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Rob Agostinis

Monday, June 4, 2012

Solar Energy Conservation Program Launches

About 18 Community Leagues showed up for an information session on the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues new Solar Energy Conservation Program on Monday June 4, and the EFCL offices on the Southside. 
The EFCL is offering leagues the chance to invest $6,000 and get $22,000 worth of solar modules, energy conservation audits and an LED monitor for their halls.

Warren Sarauer of the Solar Energy Society of
Alberta showing a panel at the launch of
the new EFCL Solar and Energy Conservation
Program. Photo David Dodge
The program is attracting considerable media and community league interest. In my travels to community leagues Belvedere, McLeod, Lago Lindo, Evansdale and a few other EFCL District B leagues have expressed an interest in getting involved in the program.

The program also offers an opportunity to add extra sets of 5 solar modules for $5,000 if ordered at the time of signing up for the program.
Leagues that came to the information session at the EFCL offices on June 4 were keen to get the Energy Audit being done by C3 Returns - a comprehensive energy audit of their halls that includes information about retrofits and what the energy paybacks might be.

The solar systems are very small, and include five 240 watt solar modules, all of the wiring, permits, hall assessment and installation certainly attract attention. And that's the idea of the program to help leagues engage in a high profile energy production and conservation program that will help community members see energy efficiency and solar energy systems in action.

So far I am aware that McLeod and Evansdale have passed motions and are cutting cheques to get in on the application process. There is room for only seven leagues in this pilot program and interested leagues must complete an application form and submit a cheque for $6,000 to the EFCL before July 4, 2012 to be considered for the program. If more than seven leagues apply then a draw will be held to select the leagues.
The application forms should be at the efcl.org website in the next day or so. Or email me and I can send you a copy of the form.

That's all for now.
David Dodge
EFCL President and District B Rep.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fantastic opportunity for the students and investors! If given the chance I would have, those systems are usually very expensive especially for those of the favorable quality that will power your entire home. Go green!!

    -Sharone Tal