8 votesPhillip Ichikawa commented
Also upgrading the incandescent lighting to energy efficient LED lighting powered by A-Grade Monocrystalline Solar Cells, would be a visible benefit to making Vancouver the Greenest City by 2020. These will make a visible statement that our city is Green. Great for applications in dog parks, bicycle/walking trails, parking lots and streets with no hyrdo grid access.
0 votesPhillip Ichikawa commented
LED street lights are not only cheaper to operate and last 10 times longer. They can be powered by solar and/or wind turbine power to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get us on the path to carbon neutral.
They can be installed in parking lots, bike/walking trails, dog parks as a visible benefit we are the Greenest city in the world by 2020.
Vancouver’s Solar Homes Pilot is offering $4300 towards the cost of solar hot water systems in Vancouver – this is roughly 50 per cent of the cost of a system. The funding is available to 30 homes on a first come, first served basis. In order to qualify for the rebate, your system must be installed by December 31, 2010.
Details here: http://vancouver.ca/sustainability/SolarHomes.htm