The District of Central Saanich has an ambitious vision for a low carbon community: they aim to be 100% renewable by 2050. Within three months from concept to completion, Hakai installed a 20,000 square foot custom solar array on their fire hall, with screens that display production and consumption metrics in the main lobby. With its impressive 235 module array, the installation once held the title of largest solar array on Vancouver Island and one of the largest single net metered installations in BC.
The system consists of a 3 Phase commercial application with paralleled string inverters; constructed on top of a metal standing seam roof. Producing a system capacity of 138kwdc, this robust system meets a large portion of the firehalls energy demands. The municipal district of Central Saanich and the anticipates $450,000 in energy savings by 2045.