Sooke oyster barge converts to solar power

Quoted from © 2024 Sooke News Mirror and Black Press Media

“The shift from gasoline to sunshine is a winning proposition for a local First Nations company and the environment.The company, which is owned by the T’sou-ke First Nation, manages an oyster farm in the Sooke Basin within the T’Sou-ke territory where they raise oysters for market sales from seedlings. Until recently, the TXIT Shellfish Company used a medium-sized gasoline generator to operated a barge anchored in the middle of Sooke Basin that sorts, cleans and grades oysters from an oyster farm. That changed when the company applied for and received a federal grant from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to assist in the financing for a marine floating off-grid solar power conversion.”

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