EDF EN Canada’s investment in a 23 MW (DC) solar project in Ontario has begun to pay a tasty dividend, in the form of honey.
David Sala, an asset manager at the EDF subsidiary, worked with local stakeholders to have beehives installed in the vicinity of the Arnprior Solar Park project last summer, and 70 jars of honey had been produced by the end of the year.
The company plans to add more hives this year, and honey generation is slated to increase to 350 jars.
EDF does not have an offtaker lined up for the honey. Instead, it will give it away as gifts to employees, partners and project stakeholders, according to its quarterly newsletter.