So, what's the hottest new attraction in Morrin? It's Ray Kristinson and M'Liss Edwards' house or, to be more specific, their solar powered house.
An array was set up beside their house in the village last week, several weeks after they first looked into the matter.
"We were able to purchase it through the government's SHARP program: it's a provincial program, Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program," outlined Edwards. "It's available to people over 65 who own a house that has enough equity in it to cover whatever it is you want to do."
"I'm not sure the exact amount, but it's supposed to cover all of our power needs for this house, plus 30 per cent more; that was the estimation when they designed the system," she noted. "Hopefully we'll be able to sell power back to the grid."
The cost of their system is about $18,000, which will be paid back with interest whenever the house is sold.
While Edwards and Kristinson's application for SHARP money was just one of many they process every year, she was told it was their first ever request to fund a home solar array. It's also a first for Morrin.
"We're number one in the village and at least three other residents have been asking me questions about it," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "I'm sure there will be more because people are seeing it as they drive by."
For more information on the Alberta Government's SHARP program, follow this link.

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