ReNEW is a community-based energy project which will focus on engagement around renewable energy systems.

ReNEW utilizes place-based, and off-site experiential learning opportunities that give people of all ages, and skill sets the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, and how to integrate fossil fuel alternatives into their lives.

Programming, Projects,& Demonstrations

  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Low-Emission/High Efficiency Heating Systems
  • Solar Innovations
  • Energy Efficiency Workshops
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Installation Resources
  • Community Resource Hubs

Why ReNEW?

In 2015, world leaders came together at COP21 in Paris to develop an agreement to shape international and national climate policies. The final agreement included a global commitment to limit warming to 2C, and if possible, no more than 1.5C. Countries from the Global South and communities on the frontline of climate change pushed for the lower limit. Temperatures have already risen an estimated 1.2C by the end of 2016. Individual communities are initiating positive, meaningful, and rapid change to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Deanery Project

The Deanery Project is a demonstration site for renewable energy options and climate change mitigation. Demo features include: low emission, high efficiency wood stoves, an off grid studio, grid connected and mobile photo-voltaic systems and a bicycle hub. In December 2017, the first public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station on the Eastern Shore was installed at the Deanery to foster a shift toward low and zero emission vehicles, and to encourage EV drivers to explore rural Nova Scotia. The Deanery Project’s facilities are also available to rent. They include the main lodge with accommodations for 18, woodland trails, protected oceanfront, classroom spaces, and more.

What’s in it for you?

If you have a solar array, an electric vehicle, a wind or hydro generator or any other super efficient or renewable energy system, please be in touch with us so we can track the many innovative projects in our area.

Community Partners

Our major funding partner is Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada. Our community partners come from industry, small businesses, ENGOs, schools and local community groups.
Contact us and find out how you can become a Community Partner!