New solar array at Yukon mining exploration camp marks a first, exec says

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A new solar array and battery storage system is up and running at a remote mining exploration camp in eastern Yukon. 

The 64-panel system is capable of meeting 90 per cent of the camp’s electricity needs, according to Steve Rennalls, operations manager at Snowline Gold, the junior exploration company on whose property the system is located, which falls within traditional territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun.

Until now, the 45-person camp depended on diesel generators for electricity – not only a costly endeavour but a noisy and environmentally unfriendly one, he said, noting that as much as 12,570 litres of diesel fuel will be displaced every year thanks

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