Canada’s largest solar farm one step closer in Rocky View County

The county passed land-use changes this week allowing for development firm RealPart Canada to move ahead with plans to construct a solar farm with 700,000 panels on rural property near Indus, just southeast of Calgary. At 386 hectares, the project’s size would rival some of Calgary’s suburbs (Auburn Bay, by comparison, is 450 hectares).

If the company is able to secure a development permit from the county, RealPart Canada estimates the farm will be capable of generating 150 megawatts of power, equivalent “to supplying power to around 24,600 homes.”

The project would also create about 200 full-time jobs during construction, the county said, with another 20 to 30 permanent jobs created once the site is fully operational.


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