WOLFVILLE, NS, Sept. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, September 26, from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Wolfville Farmers' Market will be unveiling its new solar installation, the largest in the town, which will help power the Market year-round. The installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), a government organization responsible for creating economic growth in the Atlantic Provinces.
What started as a feasibility study by Nova Scotia Community College students is now a powerful solar installation that will reduce the facility's emissions footprint by more than 16 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year and save the organization $2,700 per year in energy costs for the next 25 years. This is a landmark moment for the Wolfville community, demonstrating the potential of renewable energy in communities across the province.
WHAT: Wolfville Farmers' Market (WFM) and Bullfrog Power celebrate the unveiling of WFM's new solar installation.
Press moments include:
- A Q&A panel on solar energy in Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotian environmental groups will be ready to discuss their work to advance sustainability in the province
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wolfville Farmers' Market, 24 Elm Avenue, Nova Scotia
WHO: Interview and photo opportunities available with:
Kelly Marie Redcliffe, Manager, Wolfville Farmers' Market
Holly Bond, Vice President Regional Sales, Bullfrog Power
Wayne Groszko, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Applied Energy Research, Nova Scotia Community College
*Media are asked to RSVP their attendance to Katherine Orr ([email protected]) by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25.
About Wolfville Farmers' Market
Started in 1992 with three vendors in a parking lot, Wolfville Farmers' Market has grown and is now housed in a 9,000-square-foot facility that was once an apple warehouse. Operating year-round, the Market hosts a Saturday Market with 70 farmers, chefs and artisan vendors, and a Wednesday Market Supper. The Market also has an online store and delivery service (WFM2Go), which helps bring the Wolfville Farmers' Market (WFM) to residents of eight communities in the Annapolis Valley and Halifax regions.
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.
SOURCE Bullfrog Power
For further information: Contact Wolfville Farmers' Market: Kelly Marie Redcliffe, Manager, 902.697.3344, [email protected]; Contact Bullfrog Power: Audrey Hoddinott, Marketing Communications Director, 416.360.3464 x247, [email protected]; Contact for technical details on panels: Wayne Groszko, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Applied Energy Research, Nova Scotia Community College, 902.476.9655, [email protected]