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Community builds solar farm 100% owned and operated by First Nation

 

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 1:54pm

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The Tsilhqot'in solar farm consists of 3,456 solar modules that will convert the sun's rays into electricity, which will then be sold to BC Hydro to generate revenue.

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C.-In October, the Tŝilhqot'in Nation celebrated the Grand Opening of its solar farm, located 80 km west of Williams Lake. The 1.25-MW solar farm is the largest of its kind in British Columbia and is a hundred percent developed, built, owned and operated by the Tŝilhqot'in Nation.

The Tŝilhqot'in Solar Farm consists of 3,456 solar modules that will convert the sun's rays into electricity which will then be sent into the BC Hydro grid and generate economic profit for the Nation. With capacity to generate enough energy to power between 130 and 150 homes, it's small on...



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