B.C.’s largest rooftop solar power project has been completed atop a Delta warehouse and it spells out something more than just clean energy.
The solar array spans more than 69,000 square feet and do double duty: It’ll provide enough electricity to power nearly 100 homes in B.C. annually and, from the skies, works as a giant advertisement for tenant Lululemon.
It’s made up of more than 2,500 solar panels arranged to form the name and logo of the Vancouver-based athleisure giant, which leases the distribution centre located near Delta’s industrial waterfront on the south bank of the Fraser River.
The array occupies a space equivalent to four NHL-size hockey rinks, and is the maximum size allowed under B.C. Hydro’s net-metering requirements, said developer Wesgroup, which built both the warehouse and solar power system.
The panels have a capacity of 1.2 megawatts, and can produce more than 1.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity in one year.