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New Simons has largest solar system in Edmonton

At 177 years-old Simons may be one of the oldest retailers in Canada, but its new Edmonton store has the largest solar system in the city. Standing on top of the new Simons at Londonderry Mall I am surrounded by a sea of 996 solar modules and below in the parking lot I have a birds-eye view of 720 more solar modules on two solar car ports. The solar system is 636 kilowatts, the largest in Edmonton and enough to provide Simons new 90,000 square foot store with half of it’s electricity.

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NFL Eagles fly on 100% renewable energy

When the 70,000 fans of the Philadelphia Eagles fill the stands to cheer for their NFL team they do it at Lincoln Financial Field a stadium powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. Even more impressive, 40 per cent of the electricity used in the stadium comes from 11,000 solar modules and 14 wind turbines mounted right on the stadium.

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Sustainival, the world’s first green carnival

Life may be a carnival, but at Sustainival you can’t “walk on water, drown in the sand or buy a watch real cheap,” as the song goes, but you can take the Green Beast challenge, learn about climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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