Installing a photovoltaic panel system at the Halymore Heritage Site in the Bridge River Valley in November 2015, this was one of three installations Novo Solar Solutions was contracted to build as grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) arrays at three SLRD service areas in and around the community of Gold Bridge.
This photovoltaic panel installation is a 4.2kW system with 16 panels on a ground mounted structure. Novo designed and built the system and mounted them on a concrete foundation also constructed by Novo.
This Photovoltaic (PV) Renewable Energy Initiative is an innovative renewable energy project that includes three small‐scale, grid‐tied PV arrays in key locations around the small community of Gold Bridge in the Squamish‐Lillooet Regional District (SLRD). Combined, the three PV systems will deliver between 17,300 – 20,200 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, reducing grid electricity consumption and providing a hedge against rising electricity prices. Developing these small‐scale solar arrays will also raise awareness of sustainable energy practices and promote the viability of distributed solar energy systems as a means of enhancing the sustainability and resilience of rural and remote communities.