King Yard – Solar PV Update

Posted on May 7, 2015

Due to favourable weather, staff have been making great progress installing Solar PV at King Yard!

FYI
The installation at King Yard is part of a joint City/Toronto Hydro Solar PV program.

The Toronto Renewable Energy Office (TREO), in the Environment & Energy Division, is the City’s lead on the program.

The solar PV system will consist of 677 solar panels tilted at 10 degrees facing south.

Total size is 210 kilowatts (kW). The system will be connected to the Toronto Hydro electrical grid.

The City will receive revenue for 20 years from the sale of electricity generated by the system, through Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff program.

Estimated Annual Output 235 MWh
GHG Emissions Reduction (Tonnes/year) 12
Equivalent houses off Grid(year) 20

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Wildflower Identification Made Easy

Posted on May 7, 2015

Identifying unknown wildflowers can be a challenge. But fear not!

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use the most highly regarded wildflower field guide for our region – Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide – and put this knowledge to immediate use.

The majority of the time will be spent outside on trails, with the final half hour spent indoors, as dusk approaches, discussing additional ID strategies, as well as the merits of other field guides. This is the first of four workshops in the High Park Nature Centre’s new ‘Botanical Series’ for adults.

Details:www.highparknaturecentre.com/adult-workshops.

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