Siwash Lake Guest Ranch near 70 Mile House BC, is truly one of the world's premier luxury dude ranches and guest ranches, surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia wilderness. This remarkable, eco-friendly setting provides a refreshing oasis of wilderness solitude, filled with enriching moments for adventurous people who seek the finer things in life.
EA has been working with Siwash Lake Ranch since 2008 on this project. Together, we applied for government funding through the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) program. Our proposal was approved in the spring of 2009. Over the summer of 2009 phase 1 of this project was completed, including final site visits and system design, installation of solar irrigation pumping systems and below-the-ground site preps in advance of Phase 2 in December 2009.
The Ranch had an existing solar / battery / inverter / generator system, installed 12 years ago. The new power system will reduce generator run-time to near zero and expect a 50% reduction in propane consumption.
4.4 kW of additional PV arrays, pole mounted. One array is fixed
and another array will track the sun. Data will be collected comparing
the daily yields of power. This additional solar power is expected to
nearly eliminate the use of diesel generator, currently using 14,000 L
December 2009: Energy Alternatives with a crew of 8 specialized tradespeople completed Phase 2 of this project. With a low temperature of -40c and most days around -20c it was a challenging environment, but we got it done on schedule.
Time-lapse video of the outdoor component of the project.
Siwash Awards and Affiliations
4½ Stars Canada Select
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