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Solar field and roof replacement project, completed

Aug 24, 2018
New solar array on top of central academic building.
New solar array on top of central academic building.

The King’s University is excited to announce the completion of its solar field and roof replacement project. The project was jointly funded by The King’s University and the Government of Canada.

The $615,000 initiative involved a complete re-roofing of the central academic and fine arts buildings, as well as a re-roofing of the campus library and the installation of a large solar field.

“We’re grateful the Federal government sees such value in supporting Canadian post-secondary institutions and the role they play in training young adults for future careers.” says Ralph Troschke, Vice President Finance & Operations at King’s.

The project used SBS torch on membrane which brought the insulation rating of the roof from R-10 to R-40. The solar array generates power for King’s own use and also allows for generated energy to be sold back to the grid. The field is expandable and King’s will consider growing it in future years. Together, the infrastructure improvements improve King’s environmental footprint and lower its annual facility operating costs.

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