Drake Landing, a solar energy community south of Calgary, loses its sizzle as system starts to fail

WNews
WNews 1 Min Read

Drake Landing, once the leading solar heating community of its kind in North America, may have to rely on fossil fuels as the aging system is breaking down and may be too expensive or impossible to fix.

The 52 homeowners in the small, tight-knit community in Okotoks, south of Calgary, at one point welcomed guests from around the world to show off the groundbreaking technology. The international visitors wanted to see first-hand how energy from the hot summer sun could be collected and stored and then released in a harsh Canadian winter to heat the community’s houses.

By all accounts, Drake Landing, established in 2006, exceeded

Share This Article
Leave a comment
Report a Bug/Suggest Feature

Notice a bug on the site or want to suggest a feature. Please fill out the information below and one of our IT will look at the bug/feature report. If we have any questions or want more information, we will reach out vis email.

Reading: Drake Landing, a solar energy community south of Calgary, loses its sizzle as system starts to fail
Report a Error with this Story

Notice a error or facts with this story, please submit the information below and someone from our newsroom will review it and change if required 

Beta

Welcome to The New W.News

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to W.News 6, the most extensive update ever. Please bear with us as we continue to work on and fine tune the new site. WNewsNetwork.com will remain online until June 30, 2024.