SunMine begins to yield results

November 24, 2015

Following the first 19 weeks months of operation Kimberley's SunMine, the largest solar facility in BC, has begun to yield concrete results:

Construction
•Direct local construction labour:
–8,711 hours
–29 locals with 7.5 weeks of full-time employment
•5.1% or $271,000 over budget
•Completed 5 months behind schedule

Operation
•Over 19 weeks of commercial operation:
–752 MWh of electricity sold to BC Hydro
–$88,610 in revenue; estimated break even $216,000/year
–$12,940 in operational expenses; compared to $61,800/year estimated

Public Relations 
•500+ people toured facility
•150+ media articles and blogs
•1,800+ unique views of project video
•8,500+ unique visitors to sunmine.ca
•Awards:
–Clean Energy BC, 2015 Community of the Year Award
–Union of BC Municipalities , Community Excellence Award
–Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Sustainability Award (EcoSmart)

 

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