It’s Time to Shine
This sun has been shining for nearly 5 billion years. It can dry your clothes, brighten your mood, and is responsible for sustaining all life on the planet. As if that’s not impressive enough, the sun is also the most cost-effective renewable energy source available.
The photovoltaic effect, or, how the sun’s rays can be used to create an electrical current, was first discovered by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel in the 1830’s. Today, nearly 200 years later, the solar energy technologies that he inspired can harness the sun’s energy to power your home, from lights and appliances to heat and hot water.
As a valuable source of clean, sustainable energy that helps to curb the negative effects on our climate caused by the use of fossil fuels, we believe that solar power is something everyone should embrace.
At West 5, we’ve put a lot of thought and planning into incorporating solar power throughout the community. Solar powered streetlights illuminate the neighbourhood, solar parkades fuel our electric vehicle charging stations, rooftop solar panels capture the sun’s energy to power your home.
In the West 5 community, you can take pride in knowing that as your home generates solar power for the community, you’re not just creating sustainable energy, we’re also drawing less energy from the electrical grid. This means you’re reducing dependence on fossil fuels for electricity and helping to keep our air cleaner now, and in the future. We think Alexandre would be impressed. I know we are.