Solar Energy Milestone for Ottawa

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Announcement: Ottawa now has solar panels generating power from the Sun on 1,000 rooftops in every corner on the City. This event will profile the 1,000th Project, and highlight opportunities for more clean, renewable and beneficial renewable energy opportunities in the months and years ahead for Ottawa residents, community organizations and businesses.

Background: In 2009, the Ottawa 1000 Solar Rooftops Network was formed with the lofty goal of enabling the installation of 1,000 solar energy projects on roofs in the Ottawa area. This summer, that goal is to be met with a notable project, a 190 kW solar rooftop on the roof of Maurice Lapointe High School in Kanata. It is time to celebrate! Suitably, this project is 100% owned by residents of Ottawa through the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op and is providing returns as well as educational opportunities to Maurice Lapointe students. The project will be in its final stages of construction by local installer, iSolara Solar Power.


  • Mayor Jim Watson
  • Chris Henderson, 1,000 Solar Rooftops
  • Councillor David Chernushenko
  • Dick Bakker, OREC

Date: Friday, September 11th Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm Location: Maurice Lapointe High School, 17 Bridgestone Drive, Bridlewood, Kanata

  • Welcome & Remarks
  • Site Tour (Hard hats/boots provided)
  • Media Session & Photo Opp.
  • Contact [email protected]
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