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St. Albert United Church - Solar Power Electrical System

The following photographs show the 4.75 kW capacity grid-connected solar panel awning system that was installed on the church building in 2011 as viewed from Green Grove Drive on the south and east sides of the building.  The panels are mounted at a fixed tilt angle of 67.5 degrees and the solar array has an azimuth of 143 degrees.

22 Solar Panel Array Above South Facing Windows Solar Panel Awning Above Sanctuary Windows

This project was awarded a grant in the amount of $12,500 from the City of St. Albert's Environmental Initiatives Grant Program.  The balance of the funds needed to support the design and installation of the system was received through a special "Environmental Awareness" donation from the estate of a long-time member of the congregation.  The church dedicated the Solar Electrical System to the memory of Phyllis Bocock at its Thanksgiving Service on  October 9th, 2011.


Average Annual Benefits

Annual Solar Production

5,700 kWh

Reduction in kWh Supplied to Church from Grid

10.0 %

Equivalent Number of Houses Serviced for One Day per Year


Annual CO2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Offset

4 tonnes

Equivalent Number of Trees Planted per Year


Saving on Cost of Electrical Power in Church Utility Budget  

6.4 %


The public web page to view output from the solar system in real time is at Enphase Energy’s Enlighten website at:   


"I’d put my money on the Sun and Solar Energy, what a source of Power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out, before we tackle that."  -Thomas Edison


Update 2016