solar panels

One of InSight’s 7-foot-wide solar panels imaged by the lander’s camera. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mars robot worked on by B.C. scientist powers down as dust settles over solar panels

The NASA InSight lander launched in 2018 to study the inside of Mars

 

(Photo/University BC Okanagan)

UBCO researcher studying solar energy conversion tech

Results may lead to quicker development of more effective products

 

The municipality of Summerland is considering two options to scale back its solar and storage project. Estimates provided in November showed costs of the project significantly higher than previous figures. (Unsplash)

Summerland to scale back solar project

Recent cost estimates for full project are considerably higher than earlier figures

 

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News David Large points to a solar panel array and a glass-enclosed sun room that provide electricity and heat to his energy efficient home in rural Sequim. FILE September 2018

Penticton looks at over $1.5M in residential solar panels in 2022

2021 saw over $800,000 in panels installed

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News David Large points to a solar panel array and a glass-enclosed sun room that provide electricity and heat to his energy efficient home in rural Sequim. FILE September 2018
The municipality of Summerland is revisiting the proposed solar and storage project as the costs of the proposed project have increased significantly. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland council to revisit scope of solar project

Latest cost estimates show significant increase in price of project

The municipality of Summerland is revisiting the proposed solar and storage project as the costs of the proposed project have increased significantly. (Black Press file photo)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
An oversight committee has been formed for an eco-village which will be constructed near Summerland’s proposed solar and battery storage project. (Black Press file photo)

Oversight committee formed for Summerland’s eco-village project

Initial meetings have been held to plan methodology

An oversight committee has been formed for an eco-village which will be constructed near Summerland’s proposed solar and battery storage project. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTER: Summerland’s eco-village concept an excellent idea

This combination can be an absolute show piece that all Summerlanders should be proud of

  • Mar 22, 2021
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Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)

Eco-village development proposed for area around Summerland’s solar site

Proponent believes concept could help to extend Summerland’s sewer system

Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)
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LETTER: Summerland solar site should be sold and developed

Community has had many proposals for site over past years

  • Mar 8, 2021
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LETTER: Summerland council should reconsider solar project

Money could be put to road repairs in the community

  • Mar 4, 2021
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(Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Summerland’s solar project meets council priorities

Project an investment in electric utility infrastructure

  • Mar 2, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)

Summerland council reaffirms solar project in 4-3 vote

Coun. Richard Barkwill had earlier written letters in opposition to initiative

Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)
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LETTER: Consider all facts when discussing Summerland’s energy

When comparing energy sources, one must do a full, lifecycle carbon accounting

  • Feb 23, 2021
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LETTER: Solar grants mean little financial risk for Summerland

Proposed system would pay for itself quickly if federal funding is available

  • Feb 22, 2021
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LETTER: Summerland residents should decide on solar initiative

Many countries have already set up solar installations

  • Feb 22, 2021
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LETTER: Majority of Summerland councillors supported solar project

Dissenting councillors need to respect outcome of votes

  • Feb 22, 2021
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LETTER: Consider the facts before proceeding with solar

Summerland should reconsider project

  • Feb 18, 2021
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A solar star erected in Lake Country by three boys is a beacon of hope for all. (Carrie Gilmour photo)

Okanagan kids light up Christmas amid COVID-19

Solar Star shines on the hillside, spreading joy for the holiday season

A solar star erected in Lake Country by three boys is a beacon of hope for all. (Carrie Gilmour photo)