Canadians set up the first solar-powered community in North America in the small town of Okotoks, Alberta. The Drake Landing Solar Community consists of 52 homes all powered by solar energy.
800 solar panels distributed through the community generate 1.5 megawatts of power in the summer and store energy for use in the harsh Alberta winters. The typical household in the community will only generate 1-2 tons of carbon per year as compared with the typical Canadian generation of 6-7 tons per year. More on the project over at ENN.