The “Hugh Tyson Community Solar Array”, on the First United Church in Salmon Arm.


The community solar array is a partnership between the Shuswap Solar Energy Society and First United Church. It will provide the church with about 37% of its electricity needs. Debenture holders will receive an annual return-of-capital payment from the electricity cost savings made possible by the solar array. 

The installation is called the, ‘Hugh Tyson Community Solar Array’, in honour of one of the society’s founding directors who passed away in 2018.

The solar array is a true community project. Thirty-two people supported the installation by buying debentures or generously giving donations.

Two Other Community Installations in British Columbia

Nelson’s Community Solar Garden
Salt Spring Community Energy Group