The installation of the first municipally-led community solar PV initiative in Metro Vancouver is now complete.  The Urban Solar Garden is a 50kW solar array that allows local residents, businesses and non-profit organizations who’ve invested in the project access to renewable energy.

To commemorate the opening of the Urban Solar Garden, the City of New Westminster is hosting a ribbon cutting event at Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Avenue) on Thursday, July 26th from 4PM to 6PM.

Formal event preceding’s will run from 4:30PM to 5:30PM and include:

  • Greeting and event introduction from Norm Connolly, Community Energy Manager
  • Opening remarks from Rod Carle, General Manager of New Westminster Electric Utility
  • Community sponsorship comments from Ruby Sumal, Community Branch Manager of Vancity
  • Special remarks and ribbon cutting with Mayor Jonathan Coté
  • Tour the Urban Solar Garden and view footage of the installation

If you’re interested in attending the event, please RSVP via email or call 604-515-3818.