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New Solar Panels for Guysborough Municipal Buildings

Feb 14, 2023 | 12:22 PM

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Today, Cape Breton-Canso MP Mike Kelloway, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables Tory Rushton, and Municipality of the District of Guysborough Warden Vernon Pitts announced more than $1 Million in joint funding for the installation of solar panels on municipal buildings in Guysborough.

Six solar energy systems are expected to be installed totaling 266 kilowatts on two libraries, two recreation centres, a water treatment plant, and the main municipal office producing 50 percent of their electricity load.

“Our government recognized the importance of investing in green and energy efficient infrastructure.” Says Kelloway. “Through this solar energy project, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough will make strides in Canada’s transition to clean and innovative energy solutions. We will continue to foster greener, more resilient communities, where residents can thrive.”

The federal portion of the funding comes from the green infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.  The funding also builds on the Governments work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create good paying jobs and build inclusive communities.

Rushton says Nova Scotia is a leader in fighting climate change and transitioning to more renewable energy sources like solar power reduces emissions, saves money, and supports green jobs all over the province. He considers this investment a prime example of how community led projects will help the province reach their goal of achieving net zero by 2050.

Warden Pitts stated that the municipality has been proactive over the last decade to reduce their carbon emissions and move to reenable energy by investing in solar and wind power, and the integration of hybrid and electric vehicles to their fleet.


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