Canadian Biomass Magazine

Proposed CFB Gagetown solar farm could produce 65 per cent of its energy needs

April 16, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

A proposed solar farm at New Brunswick’s Canadian Forces Base Gagetown would supply enough renewable energy to meet about 65 per cent of the base’s energy requirements.

The proposed solar farm would produce 6,900 megawatt hours of electricity per year, or 38 per cent of the Department of National Defence’s green energy goal in New Brunswick. The federal government has promised to use 100 per cent clean electricity for its facilities by 2022 and is aiming to become carbon neutral across Canada by 2050.

It is expected the solar farm would take about 420 days to build and would occupy about 25 acres of land.

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