June 16, 2011
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Today we had a visit from Wayne Rostad at the research lab. Wayne is the former host of CBC Television’s “On the Road Again.” Wayne is building a house in Jeddore, NS and it is too remote to be connected to the electrical grid. He came by the campus to see some of our renewable energy equipment in operation and get some ideas for an off-grid system. He has a lot of wind at his location so we showed him some wind turbines in different energy classes to give him an idea of his options. We also showed him some solar photovoltaics as well because he is considering a wind/solar hybrid system. I hope we’ve left him with some good ideas for his home! I think there might be potential for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification as well. Since his home is not finished being built it is a candidate for LEED for Homes.
Wayne is no stranger to the camera so we snapped some pictures with him before he left.