Drake Landing Solar Community – Sustainability & Energy Modelling

  • 90% of space heating needs, and 60% of hot water heating for 52 single-detached homes are met by solar energy, a feat unprecedented anywhere else in the world
  • First major North American implementation of seasonal solar thermal energy storage, in which solar energy is collected in the summer, stored underground, and then returned to the homes as heat during the winter
  • The Okotoks solar community achieved 90% solar fraction (a world record at the time) for its rooftop solar thermal systems