How the proposed Rocky View County solar project compares to other solar farms

Rocky View County is preparing for the creation of one of the largest solar farms in Canada. Land use changes passed in March 2019 are preparing the way for a 150 megawatt solar farm nearby the Hamlet of Indus, east of Calgary. When complete, this solar farm will have 700,000 solar panels and will be able to supply power to nearly 25,000 homes.

How does this mega solar project compare to other solar farms in Alberta?

 

size of Alberta's solar farms

 

Solar Project Municipality Expected Completion Size
Brooks Newell County 2017 17 MW
E.L. Smith Edmonton 2019 12 MW
Fort Chipewyan Wood Buffalo 2020 1.5 MW
Indus Rocky View 150 MW
Prairie Sunlight Vauxhall 2019 57 MW
South Calgary Calgary 25 MW
Suffield Cypress County 23 MW
Travers Vulcan County 2021 400 MW
Vulcan Vulcan County 2019 77 MW
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