Just in time for some sunny spring weather, Dub Architects' solar-powered The Edge is almost move-in ready. Clad on the south side by no less than 500 solar panels, the aptly named, The Edge boasts the largest vertical solar wall in Canada.
With a total cost of approximately $400,000, the 50-panel solar wall produces enough energy to power 25 homes. Elsewhere, with the north façade completed in a top-to-bottom curtain wall made from high-efficiency glass, the carbon footprint has been further reduced, these two features to help bring The Edge's projected energy consumption down by 80%.
Located at 107 St NW and 104 Ave NW, the 10-storey office building will soon one of Edmonton's greenest structures. Though its efficiency will remain directly tied the availability of sunlight, meaning cloudy days and future construction projects could put a damper on its projections, The Edge will hopefully serve as a marker of innovation and sustainability well into the future.
Viewed above as it appeared in late January, the now completed solar wall has been located (at least for now) in a prime position to get as much sunlight as possible.
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