Cardston Solar Farm Project

This project was funded through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program

Town of Cardston

2020Completion Year

1,900kWInstalled Capacity

$3,832,120Project Cost

$1,140,000MCCAC Funding

2,216,920kWh/yearElectrical Energy Generation

1,264tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 2.0

As part of the MCCAC’s Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP), the Town of Cardston installed an 1,900 kW solar PV system at the Cardston Ground Mount. The project was completed in 2020.

As Mayor for the Town of Cardston, I am extremely pleased with the completion of the 1.90 Megawatt Solar Farm Project. It is up and running and generating clean renewable energy that supplies all the electrical needs of our Town owned buildings. This green energy capital project could never have been possible without the substantial grant that we received from the Municipal Climate Change Action Center (MCCAC) through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP). MCCAC provided 20% (1.14Million dollars) of the total cost of the project. It was the availability of such government grant that enticed our municipality to venture into a micro-generation project, for which we are most grateful. Solar energy is abundant in Southern Alberta and it was just the perfect fit for our Town desires to reduce its carbon footprint and generate some future revenues. Once again, thank you!

Maggie Kronen, Mayor