Kugluktuk’s green energy solar panels have dramatically reduced the running costs of a Nunavut recreation complex. After just one month, the solar panels produced 1,680 kWh of clean electricity, saving about $2,000 in diesel fuel. The newly installed panels are expected to save the hamlet $9,000 in energy costs for the recreation complex per year. The total bill is around $170,000 a year in energy costs for the complex.
The 10 kW solar system was installed in June 2016 after the community received a $95,000 grant from the federal government.
NStor Remote Communities green energy
The hamlets of Arviat and Kugluktuk are now working together with NStor Remote Communities on green energy solutions. Their aim is to install solar panels in both communities by late fall of 2018. Read more at Arctic Now news.
1 month in, Kugluktuk solar panels offset $2K in diesel fuel https://t.co/tSkVf9WAwk
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