‘Silence Speaks Very Loudly’ as Solar Replaces Diesel for Yukon First Nation
- May 11, 2021 6:15 am GMTMay 11, 2021 6:03 am GMT
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The town of Old Crow, Yukon will get to shut off its noisy, polluting diesel generators for the first time in 50 years, after the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s new solar farm reaches full capacity in July.
“In July, the array will be fully operational, capable of meeting the community’s needs, to the degree diesel generators—some of which date back to the 1970s—will be powered down on sunny days,” CBC reports. “Leaders with the First Nation say the farm will displace 190,000 litres of diesel fuel every year,” about 25% of the community’s total consumption.