Skip to content

Solar retrofit coming to Saint Mary’s University residence

The 22-storey Loyola Residence is getting a major upgrade
stock photo

A mjaor upgrade is coming to a Saint Mary’s University building.

The 22-storey Loyola Residence is getting a solar retrofit.

Astrophysics professor Rob Thacker tells CityNews Halifax the older building has been well constructed but the concrete cladding needs to be replaced.

"So they decided on the south-facing side of the building, we could actually put a whole bunch of solar cells on that and get a lot of electrical power from that," he says.

Work has just begun, and when it's finished it should be able to produce about half of the electrical power needed for the high rise home to over 430 students.

"I think it's a great example of thinking creatively about sustainable solutions," Thacker added.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
Read more
Rogers Sports & Media
6080 Young Street Halifax, NS, B3K 5L2
© 2006-2023 Rogers Sports & Media. All rights reserved.
push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks