Skyline Community Hub and a rooftop solar array

Skyline Community Hub outfitted with rooftop solar array from repurposed panels

May 2, 2024 News

[Guelph, Ontario – May 2, 2024]

Skyline Community Hub, a shared community organization workspace in Fergus, Ontario, has been outfitted with a new rooftop solar array, using repurposed panels from an industrial property previously owned by Skyline.

The solar panels, which were no longer being used at the industrial property, were only 25% into their lifespan and the Skyline team recognized an opportunity to repurpose them, benefiting both the environment and the greater community.

The 44.8 KW (kilowatt) solar array is expected to result in hydro cost savings for the Hub’s tenants.

Installation was completed at the end of 2023 and involved the efforts of several divisions within Skyline Group of Companies, which also owns the Hub, as well as Elora-based renewable and electrical services company Anvil Crawler, whose team donated their time and resources to install the solar array.

R. Jason AshdownR. Jason Ashdown, Co-Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer, Skyline Group of Companies, sees the initiative as an example of Skyline’s commitment to sustainability.

“We are committed to leveraging our own resources to find innovative ways to give back to the community, and we hope this initiative can influence and inspire other businesses to do the same,” he said.

“This project brought together multiple arms of Skyline, all collaborating to make a positive impact on the service providers in the Hub, and the greater community.”

“This was a win-win situation all around; the solar panels were still able to be used and we saw an opportunity to repurpose them in a way that could benefit some of Skyline’s tenants,” said Rob Stein, President of Skyline Energy, the division that managed the panels’ removal from the previous site and reinstallation at the Hub.

“This is just one example. We will continue to seek new opportunities to create efficiencies and find ways to minimize our environmental impact and enrich our communities.”

Skyline Community Hub, first launched in 2021, is located at 900 Tower Street South in Fergus, Ontario. The 13,000 square foot Hub, which serves hundreds of families each year, is currently home to several community organizations including The Grove Youth Hub, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington, EarlyON Child and Family Centre, and Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington. Skyline invested over $1 million in seed money to develop the Hub in an underutilized retail space.

About Skyline Group of Companies

Skyline Group of Companies (“Skyline”) is a fully integrated asset acquisition, management, development, and investment entity.

It is comprised of companies that provide services in real estate management and development, as well as clean energy management and development.

Skyline currently manages more than $8.23 billion across its real estate and clean energy platforms.

With approximately 1,000 employees across Canada, Skyline works to provide safe, clean, and comfortable places for tenants to call home, great places to do business, sustainable solutions for a greener future, and an engaging experience for its investors.

View Skyline’s 20th Anniversary celebration video to see how Skyline is grounded in real estate, powered by people, and growing for the future.

For more information about Skyline Group of Companies, please visit SkylineGroupOfCompanies.ca.

About Skyline Energy

Skyline Energy is a clean energy asset acquisition, management, and innovation firm.

Servicing Skyline Clean Energy Fund (SCEF), a privately owned and managed portfolio of clean energy assets, Skyline Energy purchases, manages, monitors, and optimizes all assets within SCEF, to surface exceptional value for SCEF’s investors.

Skyline Energy believes that by investing in sustainable and renewable energy, we are investing in a brighter future for the planet, and for generations to come.

To learn more about Skyline Energy and its role for Skyline Clean Energy Fund, please visit  SkylineEnergy.ca.

Skyline Energy is part of Skyline Group of Companies.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Bethany Curtis
Manager, Content Marketing & Communications
Skyline Group of Companies
5 Douglas Street, Suite 301
Guelph, ON N1H 2S8
519.826.0439 x231

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