HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. — The District of Hudsons’s Hope will be celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this weekend for its municipal solar project.
In total, the District has installed 1550 solar panels on nine municipal facilities, creating B.C.’s largest municipal solar project and making Hudson’s Hope the most-solarized community per capita in the province. As the solar panels go up, the District says its electrical bills are going down.
“We calculate that the District’s electricity costs will be reduced by more than $70,000 per year in the first year,” said District CAO Tom Matus. “If we allow for expected future rate increases, we’ll save close to $3 million over the next 30 years.”