EcoSmart is helping the Tŝilhqot’in Nation (TNG) with the development of a one Megawatt (1 MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the site of a former sawmill in BC, Canada.
Interested parties and prospective suppliers are encouraged to contact us and send a Expression of Interest in providing goods and/or services for implementing the project.
Once completed, the “Tŝilhqot’in Solar Initiative” (TŜI) will be the first large-scale solar power plant owned and operated by a First Nation in western Canada.
The expected outcomes of TŜI are multiple: generation of clean energy, redevelopment of a closed sawmill and adjacent brownfield into a solar farm, support to the local communities, creation of jobs and business opportunities, fostering innovation and access to new technologies, training and advanced education, and more. The Chilcotin region is amongst the top five solar hot spots in BC. The Tŝilhqot’in nation wants to make TŜI a center of excellence for indigenous solar development and foster many more solar projects both regionally and in other indigenous communities.

Here is a brief graphical presentation of the project and a request for expression of Interest (RFEOI) describing the equipment and services required.