From brownfield to SuNfield.
Most people visit Kimberley for the snow; now, perhaps, they’ll visit for the solar power.
On June 22, 2015, the city flipped the switch on the 4,032 solar-cell modules mounted on 96 trackers that make up SunMine, the first redevelopment of a former industrial site into a solar plant in Canada, and BC’s largest-ever solar project. It’s also the first solar project in BC to sell power to the BC Hydro grid, and the first and only solar plant owned and operated by a Canadian municipality.
That’s a lot of firsts, but get ready: there are more.
Read here an excellent article from APEGBC Innovation magazine describing the SunMine solar project in Kimberley, BC.