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Aug 31, 2022
Small solar systems will power community centres, with more being planned
Solar panels now face the sky in every Nunatsiavut community, as the region’s Inuit government works toward its goal of getting the five remote towns off diesel power and achieving energy independence.
Jamie Hewlett, Nunatsiavut’s regional energy co-ordinator, says the solar panels will help reduce the north coast’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels for power.
“As we continue to expand renewables and increase energy-efficiency as well as lower energy demand, the consumption and shipping of diesel will steadily decrease.”
The Ontario-based solar power company Green Sun Rising installed panels in Makkovik in 2018, with the remaining communities getting their panels this summer.
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