The Village of Carmangay has become the lastest community in southern Alberta to invest in solar power. In one of the sunniest areas in the country, harnessing the power of solar just makes sense. The Village of Carmangay has become the latest southern Alberta community to jump aboard that sunny train. The municipality has finished off a solar farm project that will produce nearly 150 KW of power, and is expected to save the village more than $13,000 annually. “We not only are eliminating the electrical cost for all of our municipal infrastructure, but we have 50 per cent capacity available beyond that,” said Mayor Stacey Hovde. Hovde said the additional energy will be used to power new electric car charging stations, among other things. The project was brought to the village by Lethbridge’s 3B Energy. Chief operating officer Milo Holthe grew up in the Carmangay area saw the positives in an opportunity. “About a year ago the government had some opportunities available for municipalities to get some funding to do solar installations,” Holthe said. “Within the company I had taken a lot of time to research the opportunities that the government provides as far as grants, subsidies, or […]


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