A proposed solar farm in Southern Yukon would be the biggest solar project in the Yukon if built. As per the CEO of Carcross/ Tagish Management Corporation, the project would power the majority of the Southern Lakes region.
In addition, the project would also power the country residential subdivisions near Whitehorse during the sunniest times of the year.
The proposed project would produce four megawatts from the 9,600 panels on site. This is enough electricity to power 400 homes per year.
However, this proposed project is not the first one in the territory. A solar project in Old Crow is operational, and the White River First Nation has already received permission to build their solar array.
In addition, Yukon Energy has electricity purchase agreements with two solar projects in the territory. A further ten projects are currently in consideration for electricity purchase agreements.
Currently, the project is in front of the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Board and is the public comment period. This period ends on June 22.
If approved, the project would complete construction in the fall of 2022.