Pine Tree Park Solar Garden

Pine Tree Park Solar Garden

Pine Tree Park Solar Garden

New Dawn Enterprises is aware of the need to lower community energy consumption in service of greenhouse gas reductions and climate change mitigation, and to lower energy costs for residents. In partnership, New Dawn and the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment, New are proposing a 700-kW solar garden for New Dawn’s Pine Tree Park Estates low-income residential community. 

This project has two ambitious targets: (1) net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and (2) net-zero energy. The property will no longer use any fossil fuels for heat or electricity and the solar garden (with reduced consumption via retrofits) will meet 100% of the properties annual electricity/thermal demand.

Pine Tree Park Estates

Pine Tree Park Estates (former Lingan Road Radar Base) has long been an asset with great potential. The property – comprised of 80 acres with many unused but serviced lots – presently houses largely community non-profits (Elizabeth Fry, New Dawn Guest Home, New Dawn Home Living, Bridge Club) and a mix (age, income, occupation, etc.) of residents. 

Specifically, Pine Tree Park Estates is comprised of housing (28 homes in duplex construction), an assisted living home (30 care beds), a private care home, the Schooner Curling Club, and Elizabeth Fry Society (housing for participants).

The Verschuren Centre (VC) for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment

The Verschuren Centre (VC) for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is an industrial solutions, development, and deployment centre, advancing sustainable resource management in our key fields of expertise – renewable energy, bioprocessing, aquaculture, and nano materials. It is located on the Cape Breton University campus.

Solar Procurement and Installation Tender

New Dawn Enterprises (NDE) is accepting Proposals for the Supply and Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Equipment from qualified Contractors.

The successful Contractor will be contracted to install three ground-mount Solar PV arrays on the NDE Pine Tree Park Estates (PTP) site located at 1 Military Rd, Sydney, NS.

Proposal open date: October 21, 2022

Proposal close date: November 21, 2022

The Request for Proposals and all related documents can be found here:  New Dawn PTP Request for Proposals

Mandatory Site Visit: October 31, 2:00pm

Location: Parking Lot at 50 Military Road, Sydney

To register for the Mandatory Site Visit, please e-mail [email protected]

To request an alternate date for the mandatory site visit or with any questions on the Request for Proposals or supporting materials, please email [email protected]