Thanks to every single person who donated we have reached our goal! Stay tuned for a solar powered open house in the fall of 2019 at Memory Lane Heritage Village where we look forward to celebrating this acheivement with everyone.
Help us Make Memory Lane Heritage Village Nova Scotia’s first 100% solar-powered museum!
Memory Lane Heritage Village is a community owned and operated living history museum, managed by the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society. The museum is widely acknowledged to be one of the most innovative and successful museums in Nova Scotia, focusing on the social heritage of the coastal communities of the Eastern Shore between 1940 and 1950.
The Society needs to raise $29,000 by July 1st, 2019 to fully fund the $79,000 installation of a solar power generation system and other museum-wide electrical efficiency upgrades at Memory Lane Heritage Village. The solar panel system is projected to generate 33-34,000 KWh per year, equal to the projected annual power consumption of Memory Lane once consumption reduction measures take place (i.e. LED lights and heat pump). This will make Memory Lane the first 100% solar-powered museum in Nova Scotia (and possibly Canada).
The completed project is estimated to offset 25 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year and save Memory Lane about $5,500 per year. Our goal is to install the panels in June on the Artifact Storage Facility roof (located outside the registered heritage property area). The completed project will be unveiled on July 1st, 2019 (Memory Lane’s 19th birthday)!
The total project cost is $79,000 (including solar panels and energy efficiency upgrades) of which $50,000 has been received through provincial government programs, thus we have just $29,000 left to raise to fully fund the project.
Contributions of $500 will be considered part of the “Pay for a Panel” campaign, and will be acknowledged on our donor panel located onsite.
The Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia in assisting with our goal to become the first 100% solar-powered museum in Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
Visit our website to learn more about the project and Memory Lane.