Solar Hero 2 follows the only Canadian entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon – a competition where 20 student teams from around the world build solar powered homes that are displayed in Washington, DC. The University of Calgary’s student team partnered with Treaty 7 First Nations to build a home that respects Native traditions while employing twenty-first century technology. As such, TRTL (Technological Residence, Traditional Living) is a celebration of Canadian innovation and cultural diversity. In partnership with Native communities of Treaty 7, this film draws on the respect, equity and inclusion of Canada’s Solar Decathlon 2011 project to raise awareness of the aboriginal housing crisis and explore holistic solutions to it.
Thanks to our broadcast partner, Shaw TV who will be running the hour documentary for 3 months. On average we will reach over 300,000 viewers in each month. We reach Lake Lousie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Calgary, Chestermere, Strathmore, Crossfield, Airdrie, Calgary, Okotoks, and High River).

Here is a link to the trailer!

For more information, please contact:

BOC Executive Producer
Matt Keay