In the city of Edmonton, the wall of the office center was decorated with solar panels. According to the developers and architects of the project, the energy generated by the panels is enough to power 25 single-family houses, writes CBC.
Dubbed the Edge is a 10-story office center, its southern wall is covered with 500 solar panels. According to Jin Dub (a Canadian architect and former politician of Ukrainian origin) from Dub Architects Ltd, who developed the design of the project, there is a lot of sunlight in Edmonton, so the panels generate electricity all day.
Installation of panels cost $ 400 thousand, and Oak predicts that saving on electricity will pay off the project in five years. In addition, the building has large panoramic windows from floor to ceiling to save on lighting the premises - in combination, these two solutions will help reduce energy consumption by 80%.