Last April, the rows of solar panels set up in Old Crow, Yukon, generated small amounts of energy for the first time.
By August, batteries at the solar farm stored enough power for the diesel energy generators to be completely turned off — a feat that chief Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation said hasn’t happened in decades.
“Every time I see it, I just get a little bit awestruck,” Tizya-Tramm said.
“Even though the solar farm is silent … it speaks very loudly across North America and the world.”
Those involved with the solar farm say there’s much that can be learned about how the project came to
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