Alberta announces solar project for Lethbridge

St. Patrick’s day, with its signature colour of green, is an ideal time to make an announcement about greener energy, quipped Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman. He was on hand March 17 to hear Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announce plans to erect solar panels at the Farm Stewardship Centre, which is a government building. The […] Read more

Sask. renewable energy project going public

Residents in the Swift Current, Sask., area will get their first official look next week at plans for a $90 million wind and solar renewable energy project. SaskWind hopes the community will be impressed enough during Monday’s public meeting to take ownership of the project. James Glennie, president of SaskWind, said the company has been […] Read more

VIDEO: Excitement heats up over electricity generating farm

BROWNFIELD, Alta. — Alberta’s first solar farm is set to be built and hooked to the power grid by the end of the year. The proposed 12-acre farm is expected to generate one to two megawatts of electricity, enough to power 400 homes, said Jordan Webber, Starland County’s economic development officer. “The people in the […] Read more