See below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the project. This list of questions will be updated throughout the development phase of the project based on feedback received during consultation activities.
The Project is 120 MW and separated into two phases: Airport City Solar East (72 MW) and Airport City Solar West (48 MW).
Project construction is anticipated to take 7-12 months.
The project is expected to generate around 200,000 MWh per year of clean energy, which is enough electricity to power approximately 27,000-28,000 homes.
Construction of the project will require up to 250 workers at its peak, with an average of 120 workers required throughout the construction period.
The project is located on federally-designated land that is leased to Alpin Sun by the Edmonton International Airport (EIA).
No, solar farms are typically very quiet. The inverters and trackers will produce a very low decibel sound that will be inaudible from outside of the project boundary and will only be heard while the project is operating throughout the day. The project will also complete a Noise Impact Assessment (NIA) that demonstrates compliance with Alberta Utilities Commission Rule 012: Noise Control.
A glare hazard analysis was completed in December 2020 to evaluate the potential for glare being observed at nearby residences, flight paths and taxiways. In order to ensure that aviation safety was thoroughly considered in this assessment, NAV CANADA was consulted in determining the appropriate flight paths to include in the analysis.
Alpin Sun will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project.
The project is expected to operate for approximately 35 years, at which point the project will be decommissioned and the land will be restored to pre-existing conditions in accordance with the conservation and reclamation requirements applicable at the time of decommissioning.