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SunMine has been honoured by the Clean 50 award for outstanding contributions to clean capitalism and included in the top 15 project of 2017.
Since its inception SunMine has won numerous other awards:
- Clean Energy BC, 2015 Community of the Year Award.
- Union of BC Municipalities, 2015 Community Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation in Green Initiatives.
- Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Sustainability Award.
- Engineers Canada prestigious award: The National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement.
Engineers Canada Award National Award for an Engineering Project of Achievement was presented to Michel de Spot, President and CEO of EcoSmart for the SunMine project at a ceremony in Charlottetown, PEI.
Initiated by Michel de Spot, P.Eng. of EcoSmart Foundation Inc., SunMine is British Columbia’s first grid-connected solar facility as well as the first such facility to be built on a reclaimed mine site. With 4,000 solar cell modules mounted on 96 solar trackers that follow the sun, the site provides about 40 per cent more energy than a traditional fixed system. Owned and operated by the City of Kimberley, BC, SunMine’s success was the result of the exceptional collaboration of its key partners, Teck Resources Ltd., the City of Kimberley, BC Hydro, and EcoSmart. SunMine has also become a centre of excellence, showcasing leading edge solar technologies.
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Photos of the Award Ceremony in PEI
EcoSmart received the 2015 Sustainability Award presented by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) for the SunMine Solar project.
The award recognizes recipients for demonstration outstanding commitment to sustainability principles in the practice of professional engineering and geoscience.