When it comes to First Nation people the planet is very important part of their culture and one community in Manitoba have taken it to the next level by building a large scale solar farm to power their community and increase community income.
This is a great plan for remote communities that lack proper infrastructure.
My local Metis community has a number of large investment in green technology (Wind and Solar farm across Ontario)
Fisher River Cree Nation will soon be home to the biggest solar farm in Manitoba — a one megawatt facility that will be hooked up to the province’s power grid — and its backers are hoping that the project will pique the interest of other First Nations.
“The focus of this particular project is revenue generation for the community,” says David Crate, the chief of Fisher River.
“The long-term planning is to … try and have as much of our community powered up on solar, and possibly other green energy initiatives.”