Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

January 14, 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity.

Is the solar tipping point within sight? Solar electricity is rapidly heading towards being cheaper than fossil-fuelled grid electricity for homeowners in Alberta. The time has arrived for sunny Alberta to harness another of its abundant renewable energy resources.

  • What solar electricity can do for you?
  • How does it reduce your electricity bill?
  • How does it provide you with energy cost security?
  • What would a solar electric system cost for your house?
  • What would it look like?
  • How would it change your electricity emissions footprint?

Presented by ReThink Red Deer and RDC Green Campus. In support of the 2011 Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference.

Gordon Howell is an electrical engineer with Howell Mayhew Engineering in
Edmonton, specialising in designing and developing
grid-connected solar-electric systems. He is also a member of the Solar
Energy Society of Alberta


Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB