Solar energy projects gain momentum in Alberta

A major German energy firm says it plans to begin construction on two solar energy projects in southeastern Alberta this spring. Innogy says it has acquired the projects from its Canadian development partner, Calgary-based Solar Krafte.

Innogy is a major European power provider with operations in 16 countries and 40,000 employees. It’s the latest company to show growing interest in developing solar energy fields in the province’s southeast.

The projects are the fifth and sixth to be green-lighted for the region in the last three weeks. The estimated construction value for the two facilities near Vauxhall is $80 million — all privately financed.

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