Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announced plans to erect solar panels at the Farm Stewardship Centre in Lethbridge. | File photo

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

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. | File photo

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

Jordan Webber of Brownfield, Alta., says the 12 acre solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 400 homes. | Mary MacArthur photo

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