The Government of Canada, in partnership with the municipalities of Nova Scotia’s Antigonish, Berwick, and Mahone Bay, announced funding for the construction of three new solar farms in the towns of Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay.
The project consists of building three solar farms, also known as solar gardens, in the Towns of Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay, which will produce approximately 10GWh of clean, on-peak energy within the towns’ distribution zones with enough energy to power 1,000 homes per year.
Once completed, the project will benefit the communities by increasing and diversifying the use of renewable energy, providing equitable access to this energy and producing 50% of their own electricity needs from clean sources.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $8.9 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $7.4 million, while the municipalities are collectively contributing more than $5.9 million.