B.C. First Nation to build biggest off-grid solar array in Canada

A First Nation in central B.C. has received more than $15.8 million in government money to build what’s expected to be the largest off-grid solar energy project ever built in Canada. 

Near the shores of Anahim Lake, the solar array will help the Ulkatcho First Nation avoid purchasing and burning 1.1 million litres of diesel a year, or almost two-thirds of the fuel it currently relies on to provide all of its energy needs, according to a release from the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. BC Hydro says the project is expected to generate 3.8 megawatts, enough to power approximately 350 homes.

“This solar energy facility will not only reduce the community’s

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