First Nation to build largest solar farm in Canada

ANAHIM LAKE, British Columbia—The Ulkatcho First Nation has signed the papers and is set to build the largest off-grid solar farm in Canada.

Located in British Columbia, the Ulkatcho First Nation and surrounding communities rely solely on diesel to heat, cook, and provide other power needed for their daily tasks.

However, once built, the solar farm will span about 12 hectares (30 acres) and will supply up to 70 per cent of the electricity the communities need, according to Chief Lynda Price and B.C. Hydro.

In late April, the Ulkatcho Energy Corporation (UEC), which owns the project, signed a h...

 
 
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