Tŝilhqot’in Nation celebrates completion of solar farm

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation says its new solar farm is now complete and will generate $175,000 in revenue annually once connected to the BC Hydro grid.

The two-hectare site, located 80 kilometres west of Williams Lake, B.C., holds 3,456 solar panels that is projected will provide 1,500 megawatt hours per year of power. 

Chief Russell Myers Ross said the project involved all six Tŝilhqot’in communities and is a significant step toward self-sufficiency.

“There were challenging hurdles to get this project to the point of completion, but I am happy to see that the solar farm is ready to offer electricity to the region and provide revenue for the Tŝilhqot’in Nation,” said Myers Ross, vice-chair of the Tŝilhqot’in National Government.

Chief Joe Alphonse, tribal chair of the Tŝilhqot’in National Government, calls the completion of the solar farm a huge economic win for the nation.

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