Old Crow solar farm (Photo: GBP Creative)
14 December 2020
Old Crow is off the grid. The closest community is a hundred miles away and no roads lead to the Gwich’in community in the Yukon. Its remote location has for many years rendered Old Crow dependent on diesel – until now. In 2008, the Vuntut Gwitchin Government decided to find green energy alternatives for their community and to gain long-term energy sovereignty and security. Their initial solar project has since scaled up and once fully operational, Old Crow’s solar farm will reduce the amount of fuel used by the community’s generators by 190,000 liters diesel each year and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 680 tons CO2e per year – the equivalent of taking 140 cars off the road. Learn more about Old Crow’s green energy transition from Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm.

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