Teck Resources Ltd. purchased the SunMine solar energy facility in British Columbia from the City of Kimberley for about C$2 million.
Consideration is equal to the City of Kimberley's outstanding debt obligation for SunMine, the company said in a Jan. 15 news release.
Teck President and CEO Don Lindsay said the facility will help the company gain experience as it targets the use of solar power at other operations.
The 1.05-MW solar facility is the first grid-connected solar facility in British Columbia and the first built on a reclaimed mine site, the company said. SunMine is located on fully reclaimed land at the site of Teck's former Sullivan zinc-lead-silver mine.