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Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN Co-operative's board of directors, said the organization's planned solar farm, located near the former Murray Mine site, would resemble the one pictured.
Sudbury green group wants $1-million solar farmSUN Co-operative, a Sudbury not-for-profit organization, has made progress over the winter months toward the construction of a $1-million solar farm on Vale-owned mine property.Bob Jeffery, vice-president of the SUN Co-operative board, said the group has made an application with the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, which offers small green power generators a chance to sell power to the provincial grid at a guaranteed rate.“We're waiting for what they call a ...


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New CEO at bio-economy organization
There’s a change at the top of a Thunder Bay-based forestry innovation institute.Scott Wiebe is the new CEO of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy (CRIBE).He replaces Lorne Morrow who departs after a five-year term.Wiebe, who was previously CRIBE’s program manager, served a tw...
Sudbury reaches halfway mark in reclamation efforts
If you were a youth in Sudbury, chances are you, or someone you know, spent a summer or two lugging bags of dolomite limestone up the city’s barren hills, prepping the ground for reforestation.The routine is so ubiquitous, it’s almost become a rite of passage, said Dr. Peter Beckett, a reclamation,...
TransCanada acquires third New Liskeard solar facility
TransCanada Corp. has acquired a third solar power generation facility near New Liskeard from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. It’s the eighth facility acquired from Canadian Solar and the third in the New Liskeard area.The newly built Liskeard 1 facility has a generating capacity of 10 megawatts....
Smart grid projects approved for the North
Funding for a pair of smart grid projects has been approved for Northern Ontario.eCamion will build one of three demonstration 250 kWh smart energy storage systems in Sudbury to promote peak management, grid reliability and increased renewable energy penetration. The other two systems are to be...


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