Chappell Family Building for Nursing and Population Health at TRU Kamloops

The solar array is set to offset energy consumption for the 49,000 square foot, three-storey building.

November 16, 2023

Increasing sustainability has been a major strategic goal for Thompson Rivers University. TRU is the first university in Canada to earn a platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. In 2019, Hakai installed a solar array to offset energy consumption within the 49,000 square foot, three-storey Nursing and Population Health Building in Kamloops. This state of the art building includes a (158) 385W panel solar array, producing a peak capacity of 66.6kWdc and 60.83kWac, mounted on a flat roof ballasted racking system. he Chappell Family Building for Nursing and Population Health in Kamloops was designed with environmental sustainability in mind, making it the ideal candidate to host the solar energy system. TRU continues to grow their renewable energy assets on campus and positions themselves as a community leader in sustainability and climate action.

TRU Kamloops Solar Array

System Performance Highlights

System TypeRoof TypeRacking SystemPhotovoltaicsInvertersBuilding OperatorTotal Peak System Capacity
Grid-tied photovoltaicflat, torch-onballasted flat roof mounting system(158) 385W solar modulesparalleled string invertersThompson Rivers University – Kamloops Campus66kW dc