Devon Lions Campground (Alberta, Canada) is turning to sustainable ways to fulfill its power needs this summer.
According to a report, the campground has set up a solar grid to offset its high electricity costs and usage throughout the camping season in a sustainable way.
Devon Lions Campground is a peaceful, tranquil getaway nestled in the North Saskatchewan River Valley, offering a wide range of camping facilities to suit most camper needs.
“The Lions Campground wanted to aid in the growth and adoption of green energy technology that cuts carbon. Renewable, clean, and abundant solar power can reduce the carbon footprint of our homes and help to sustain our planet,” said Dan Nonay from the Devon Lions Club.
“Reduced peak power consumption, reduced energy costs, and a positive return on input costs made this the right time to invest in the future.”
The Lions Club worked with local provider SkyFire Energy to install the 20.9 kW solar photovoltaic solar system, which according to SkyFire Energy, will offset 221 tonnes of carbon emissions over its 30-year life span, which is equivalent to planting 6,980 trees.
The town of Devon has praised the campground’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, adding that the move is in line with the town’s green strategy.
“Devon has worked hard to demonstrate leadership in environmental and economic sustainability by following the principles outlined in the town’s green strategy, a document established in 2016 that outlines both short-term and long-term goals for the Town to reduce energy demand while exploring sources of renewable energy,” said Tony Kulbisky, the town’s chief administrative officer.
“We have continued to install solar options throughout the Town, including at our Devon Community Centre, crosswalk lights, and in the parking area of our Voyageur Park.”
To celebrate the new initiative and the campground’s reopening, the Devon Lions Club is hosting an open house on May 27 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information, visit https://devonlionscampground.com/.
This story originally appeared on Devon Dispatch. Featured image from Town of Devon Lions Club