Science North flipped the switch to energy conservation Thursday morning, giving the second largest science centre in Canada power over its own power.
The Smart Microgrid uses technology to gather and act on information to manage energy use. It is made up of three energy sources: solar panels, a battery bank to store the power, and energy from the Greater Sudbury Hydro local distribution grid. The project gives the science centre greater influence over energy control, consumption and conservation. Read more