Innovation Challenge – Saint John Energy Solar Energy Performance Analytics Project

Saint John Energy is always on the lookout for how to reliably, efficiently and effectively provide energy to its customers. Today, integration of renewable sources into the energy mix has become viable. Saint John Energy is working to determine how renewables could play a role for Saint John.

This project will make use of solar generation panels that Saint John Energy installed at its headquarters in Saint John as part of its solar pilot project. The goal of the project is to correlate potential solar energy performance with a number of other measurable and trackable data sources including the historical demand profile, weather patterns and forecasts, geography in the Saint John area.

The project will collect data and uncover patterns in that data. This analysis will help Saint John Energy decide whether solar energy is viable for the utility and how it could best be used to manage peak demand for energy in the future.

For more information go to or contact Jessica DeLong at

Stay tuned to this site for more update as the project progresses.

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  • Blake Palmer

    Mirko: we are very much interested in looking at Solar Energy in our home, @ 260 Latimore Lake Rd. East, currently we heat our home with oil forced & hot water tank, we also have electric Baseboard heating in two other rooms, the furnace which we only use during the winter months is over 20 years old, however, hot water is hooked up year round, in 2010 we started a five year project to completely renovate our home everything was done to code, the inside of the house was completely gutted with a complete new roof, sprayed insulation material inside, the walls are completed insulated, all new doors & windows our home is a lot warmer in the winter months, & cooler in the summer, we notice that the snow stays on the roof longer, as in the past with the old roof, however, we do not have a full basement, or a heat pump, perhaps something we may want to look at down the road? appreciate your comments on this, Blake Palmer

    • Mirko Crevatin

      Hi Blake. As part of this project Saint John Energy is analyzing options at a utility level to determine what the potential is for solar as a source of energy in the city. As far as your home, I would suggest working with a local installer to explore options. In the case of this project, NexGen energy partnered with Saint John Energy. They are leaders in this space and would certainly be able to help you understand better what your technical and financial options are. Best of luck. – Mirko

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