Clouds over Solar in East Hawkesbury

Solaris Energy Partners Inc. wants to build a 300-acre solar farm which would produce 30 MW of electricity – the equivalent in pollution reduction, the company claims, of removing 10,000 cars from the road. According to the company, the project, proposed for East Hawkesbury, near the Quebec border, would inject $10 million into the local economy and generate 100 jobs (10 permanent) in an area that is all too familiar with layoffs and shutdowns.

Better Farming - March 2009