VANCOUVER, British Columbia - March 31, 2023 - Unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations -- Shift Clean Energy (Shift) announces today that it has partnered with Solar Earth Technologies Ltd. (Solar Earth) to power the Malahat Nations’ administrative operations on Vancouver Island by renewable solar energy. The project is a part of the Malahat Nations’ concrete plans to become a more sustainable community while moving toward energy sovereignty.
Funded by the BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative, this project will be the first to utilize Shift’s leading-edge energy storage systems on land and Solar Earth’s unique form of solar power that transforms everyday infrastructure, such as parking lots and sidewalks, into a renewable energy source.
Solar Earth’s Chairman John Farlinger said: “This is an amazing opportunity to show the world how we can build Net-Zero energy systems to power truly sustainable economic development. With Shift, our goal is to deliver one of the world’s most unique microgrids, with the world’s toughest solar, that is both scalable and replicable in many other use cases.”
Brent Perry, CEO and founder of Shift said: “We are thrilled to join forces with Solar Earth to bring this impactful project with the Malahat Nation to fruition. It is a testament to the fact that electrification doesn’t have to be a pain point. A transition towards a greener future is a win-win for both people and the planet.”
“Malahat Nation is committed to sustaining administrative operations in a way that progresses environmental protection and honors the values of the community,” said Tristan Gale, the Malahat Nation’s Executive Director of environment and sustainable development. “This project will accomplish this goal.”
This project, and partnership between Shift and Solar Earth, marks an important milestone and impactful step towards accelerating electrification solutions across an array of industries.
About Shift Clean Energy:
Shift Clean Energy provides energy storage solutions to decarbonize the marine transport industry and other hard-to-abate sectors. Shift enables customers to meet their climate action and ESG goals with clean energy solutions based on leading-edge energy storage systems. Shift now has offices in the US, UK, and the Netherlands, with a new office under construction in Singapore. Join us on our mission to zero emissions.
About Solar Earth:
We are a new form of solar power that transforms everyday infrastructure into a source of revenue-generating solar energy for a net zero world. Solar Earth transforms surfaces into tough, versatile sources of solar energy by embedding solar cells into a rock-hard, resilient surface.. We are based in Vancouver with international offices. For more information, visit www.solarearth.ca
About Malahat Nation:
Malahat Nation is an Indigenous Government representing approximately 340 members with reserve lands located along the western shore of Saanich Inlet, near Victoria, BC. Currently, the Malahat Nation Environment Department maintains a stewardship presence year-round, conducting monitoring, data collection and habitat revitalization throughout Malahat Territory.
Company Name: Social Earth
Contact Person: Maurie Perera
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