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Rio Tinto constructing 6000-panel solar plant in NWT

Mining major Rio Tinto will power its Diavik diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) with the region’s largest solar plant.

 Finding viable renewable power options in Canada’s northern region can be challenging. Photo: Rio Tinto

Finding viable renewable power options in Canada’s northern region can be challenging. Photo: Rio Tinto

The 6,600-panel array will feature bifacial panels that can capture solar power from above and reflected light from the snow below the panel. Utilising these dual panels is especially advantageous for...

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