Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
~The Brundtland Report 1987
Whether your municipality is in the process of developing your sustainability plan or is further down the path of implementing it, sustainability is on everyone's agenda. Some municipalities have adopted the Natural Step framework to sustainability whereas others have customized their own approach. Either way, working towards your community's vision can be inspiring and full of opportunity and at the same time, it can feel complicated and overwhelming. Where do you begin?
At KCP Energy, our focus is the municipal market. We understand the sustainability process and are here to help you move your plan into action with innovative solar solutions. Solar energy is an integral part of sustainability and KCP has an experienced team of professionals dedicated to delivering the right solutions to your local government.
KCP understands that solar education and awareness is essential in obtaining the required buy-in for its successful adoption. To that end, KCP effectively communicates the value of solar to all of the stakeholders: council, administration and the public.
Solar is the fastest growing energy technology in Canada and it makes sense why: it is a sustainable, clean, renewable energy that helps reduce green house gas emissions while at the same time lowering your reliance on fossil fuels, reducing your monthly costs and providing price protection against volatile fossil fuel prices. Not to mention, solar is a proven, low maintenance technology. If that is not enough to interest you, there are many federal and provincial grants available that you may qualify for.
Municipalities have become the catalysts for change with respect to sustainability and the environment. Solar projects are an excellent way to showcase your community spirit, to lead by example and to engage the public. These endeavors allow a community to rally together around a worthwhile initiative whether it is at the pool, fire hall, arena or affordable housing project.