Ribbon cutting ceremony for Kew Beach School solar project
Community leaders gather to launch the Kew Beach School solar project

Saturday, September 10, — Bullfrog Power,  and Beach Community Energy Co-operative (BCEC) are launching a new solar project on the roof of Kew Beach Junior Public School in Toronto’s The Beach neighbourhood. A launch event will take place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the school in conjunction with Green Energy Doors Open, a province-wide showcase of sustainable energy projects organized by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

“BCEC is proud to be working with Bullfrog Power to develop a new renewable energy project that invests in the future of the planet, our community and our children,” said Art Blomme, President, BCEC. “The co-op’s participation in the Kew Beach Junior Public School solar installation makes it possible for residents of The Beach neighbourhood to invest in green energy for our community.”

The project – BCEC’s first – is a community-owned solar rooftop array at Kew Beach Public School. Solar panels mounted on the roof of the school will create a 225-panel, 72 kW installation that, in combination with the school’s existing solar installation, will generate and inject in the local grid the equivalent to one third of the school’s annual electricity use. That electricity will be sold back to the grid with a portion of the funds being used to support green initiatives. These initiatives will include eco-activities within the school and community in order to fulfill its project’s unique educational and service mission.

“The Beach neighbourhood is home to some of Bullfrog Power’s longest-standing and most committed supporters, which is why we are extremely proud to be working with BCEC on this community solar project,” said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. “Our customers are helping us to change Canada’s energy landscape, one project at a time. To date, we’ve supported dozens of community projects and each is an inspiring example of how individuals can have a real and lasting impact on how our energy is generated.”

Bullfrog Power, through its community renewable projects program, has supported more than 70 green energy projects across Canada. Additional Bullfrog Power community projects in the GTA include the Goodmark solar installation with SolarShare and North America’s first zoo-biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo. For more information, visit bullfrogpower.com/projects.