New Brunswick’s largest solar farm officially entered service Tuesday in an effort to modernize the province’s power grid.
NB Power said the four hectare solar farm, located in Shediac, is a first for the corporation.
The utility said the 1.63 megawatt farm is designed to provide clean electricity to the Shediac Multipurpose Centre and the Government of Canada Pension Centre.
“Excess electricity will flow into the community via Shediac’s distribution system,” reads a blog post from NB Power.
“The solar farm sits on just over four hectares of land and includes large-scale battery storage capacity.”
The crown corporation says partners for the project included the Town of Shediac; Natural Resources Canada; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; and the National Research Council of Canada.