WINNIPEG, Canada – Powertec Solar Inc., an innovative and forward-thinking solar company based in Winnipeg, Canada, is thrilled to announce the success of its latest project designed to help a First Nations community meet their energy needs and requirements.
Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – (Gull Bay First Nation) is located in the Thunder Bay District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 175 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, Ontario on Highway 527 on the western shore of Lake Nipigon. Due to its remote location, the community draws its electricity from diesel generators. The community is committed to being a leader in clean technologies for future generations and already owns its first electric vehicle. However, they were fully aware of the irony of charging an electric car using diesel-generated power, so they contacted Powertec Solar for a more environmentally friendly solution.
Powertec Solar designed and installed a system specifically tailored to the energy needs and requirements of the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek community. The system generates sufficient power, with the added benefit that Powertec Solar can remotely monitor site generation, load conditions and battery levels to ensure optimal system functionality.
“It was both an exciting project and a bit daunting for Powertec Solar due to the remoteness of the facility,” said Jacob Kettner, Powertec Solar spokesman. “However, it’s also the perfect use case study for solar power, which is why we were so excited to get involved. The whole operation and installation has gone smoothly and so far it has proven to be mutually beneficial for Powertec Solar Inc. and the local community.This is, in our opinion, the future of the energy market, and Powertec Solar is excited to be at the forefront of this growing industry.
Powertec Solar is a locally owned and operated company based in Winnipeg. Its mission is to provide high quality solar panels and services to its customers at affordable prices. Not all homes or commercial buildings are suitable for solar panels. They make sure to do a full feasibility analysis for all potential clients before going ahead with a job. Not only does this help determine if their customers will see a positive return on investment from a solar panel installation, but it also helps identify the type of products required. For more information about the company, their products and the services they provide, visit their website at
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