Ontario’s most northern First Nation goes green with their first solar project – CBC

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Ontario’s most northern First Nation goes green with their first solar project – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202152 Views

Nov 05, 2021

Solar power to displace thousands of litres of diesel and generate money for the community

Nestled on the shores of Hudson Bay, the most northern First Nation in Ontario has taken a big step toward energy independence.

Fort Severn powered up its 300-kilowatt solar system earlier this month, a project that will help the First Nation begin its transition off diesel fuel and generate money for the community.

“This community is now being powered by the solar farm. Right now, the sun is out, it’s nice and sunny,” Chief Paul Burke told CBC News over the phone from the First Nation of about 550 people, located 850 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/fort-severn-solar-1.6237812

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