We have a commercial building in Penticton and use a fair amount of energy dollars per year. We were looking at ways to improve the value of building, from an economic and asset value.
I’ve always been interested in solar and went through an assessment to see if it was practical. Nothing stays the same price forever. With electrical power, it’s going to go up in price over the next number of years, and that was certainly a determining factor.
We saw it as a good way to offset costs. It’s a fairly large investment at the outset and takes a number of years to pay off but we were looking at it as a long-term investment.