SkyPower and Fort William First Nation have signed an agreement that will see SkyPower construct a 10MW solar park on First Nation’s land in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This is the first Canadian large-scale solar project, and is said to be the only, that is being developed on Fort William First Nation’s reserve.
“In Ontario, it is essential that we are continuously driving and fostering innovative relationships in the clean energy sector. We are pleased to be a part of such a unique agreement to develop this solar park. Since the founding of SkyPower we have always sought unique opportunities for collaboration and partnership with First Nation communities”, said SkyPower president and chief executive officer Kerry Adler. “This successful partnership demonstrates our commitment to strategic partnerships in renewable energy and we continue to explore similar opportunities to ensure a brighter future for future generations.”
The 10MW project will be built over 100 acres of land and use approximately 45,000 solar panels. Initial construction on the solar park began earlier this year and has an estimated completion date for sometime this summer.