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Home Energy Solutions and First Nations community awarded for British Columbia solar installment


January 14, 2010
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Sum-SHA-Thut, an installation by Canadian solar energy company Home Energy Solutions, was named ‘Solar Project of the Year’ at the 2009 Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) conference. The winning project, built for Vancouver Island’s T’Sou-ke Nation, is reported by the company to be BC’s largest solar power installment to date and the recipient of several previous awards.

"The success of this project and the leadership demonstrated by the
T’Sou-ke Nation and Chief Gordon Planes show great promise for solar
electric generation in Canada," says Dave Egles, founder and president
of Home Energy Solutions. Since the July 2009 installation of
Sum-SHA-Thut (the Sencoten term for ‘sunshine’), Home Energy Solutions
says that energy consumption has dropped 30%, making T’Sou-ke Nation
the most solar-intensive nation per capita on the planet.
 
The timing of the CanSIA award and conference is highly significant for
the Canadian solar industry because it falls in the midst of the
Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.