|Green Energy at York | As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, |
The York School has 28 solar panels installed on the roof of 1320 Yonge Street.
|The panels are part of a 5.32 kilowatt system valued at more than $50,000 that was donated by Helios Energy Inc., a Toronto-based leader in the Ontario solar market.
The solar system enables the school to produce its own renewable energy and serves as an interactive model for both students and building owners to learn about the many benefits of rooftop solar installations.
Monitoring software allows the school to measure the amount of electricity being generated.
|The graph below tracks the energy produced by our solar panels in real-time.|
|The Energy production graph displays the electrical output of the panels in kilowatt hours (kWh)|
Insolation is a measure of the sun's energy falling on the panels, and is measured in watt hours per square meter (Wh/m2).
A number of factors effect a difference in the two readings, like snow on the panels or low temperatures which result in higher output.