Solar initiative at Edmonton International

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Edmonton International is welcoming a new large scale investment that will create the largest airport-based solar farm in the world.

Airport City Solar will dramatically transform the west side of the station's lands, create jobs and bring in a potential new power source for airport operations and the Edmonton Metro Region.

An agreement with Alpin Sun will see the company develop a 627 acre, 120 megawatt solar farm. All available information shows that this will be largest development of its kind at an airport anywhere in the world. The new solar farm reflects the airport's ongoing commitment to economic development and diversification, along with its core value of being dedicated to sustainability.

The Europe-based company Alpin Sun is a global developer of utility scale renewable projects and is proposing to locate Airport City Solar on land leased on the west side of the airport. Airport City Solar is expected to begin construction in early 2022 and be operational by the end of that year. The project will bring in an estimated US$169m in foreign direct investment to the Edmonton Metro Region; power generated by Airport City Solar will feed into the Fortis Alberta and airport distribution systems.

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