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Local First Nations adding solar panels to rental housing – My East Kootenay Now

June 21, 2022

Three local First Nations are adding solar panels to affordable rental housing through the Columbia Basin Trust.

“For several years, the Trust has been working with First Nations in the region to support their efforts to increase the availability and quality of affordable rental housing for community members,” said Mark Brunton, Senior Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust in a release.

“By adding solar panels they will now be able to generate their own renewable energy and lower utility bills through net metering.”

Kenpésq̓t (Shuswap Indian Band) is adding solar panels to 13 affordable rental homes.

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