Provincial and federal funding for Eskasoni solar project
$1.1 million from the federal government, over $128,000 from the province and $245,000 from Eskasoni First Nation.
All of that money is funding for a solar energy generation system for the lobster storage facility at Eskasoni Cold Logistics.
The investment will support the development and installation of a 583-kilowatt ground-mounted system that will reduce overall energy demands and lower energy costs.
The MLA for Cape Breton East made the announcement on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables.
Brian Comer says announcements like this will help us reach ambitious carbon goals.
“Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change.
Transitioning to more renewable energy sources like solar power helps propel us toward our ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
This project is a prime example of how community-led projects can help us reach our collective goals."
This project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide training opportunities for community members in the installation and maintenance of solar energy systems.