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Saskatoon School Acquires Solar-Powered ‘Smartflower’ Microgrid

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The green technology project at a high school in Saskatoon is said to be the first of its kind in Canada, but it paves the way for more such projects to be introduced across the country, said the company’s CEO. said.

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The Saskatoon Industry Education Council and Siemens Canada unveiled a Smartflower Microgrid at Bishop Mahoney High School on Thursday. Smartflower MG is used to power classrooms and provide real-time data on power production and energy absorption. They all feature curriculum resources that provide insights on green technology, solar power, data analytics, and grid management.

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Jerry Chwang, Head of Microgrid Solutions, explains how a Smartflower microgrid (MG) tracks the sun, absorbs energy, and powers one of the classrooms at Bishop James Mahoney High School . Photo taken in Saskatoon on September 22, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix

SIEC Executive Director Janet Uchacz-Hart said:

According to Siemens Canada, the technology behind microgrids can be used to generate, control and distribute electricity not only in schools, but also in small communities, critical infrastructure, remote areas, islands, military establishments and more. Bishop Mahoney’s microgrid is Canada’s first educational institution.

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Faisal Kazi, president and CEO of Siemens Canada, said:

Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan’s minister for innovation, said the state’s technology sector is “exponentially growing” and projects like Bishop Mahoney’s are “engaging our young people and helping them stay clean.” It shows the role of technology in shaping the future of technology.”

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Saskatoon School Acquires Solar-Powered ‘Smartflower’ Microgrid

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