Sewage Lift Station ground mount Solar PV System – Town of Coalhurst

This project was funded through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program

Town of Coalhurst

2022Completion Year

64.08 kWInstalled Capacity

$155,282.00Project Cost

$9,400.5Cost Savings

$62,604.60MCCAC Funding

10Simple Payback Period

94,005kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

53.58tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

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


Over 2022, the Town of Coalhurst completed construction of their new solar PV installation, a 64.08 kW ground mount solar PV system at the Sewage Lift Station. The system is made up of 144 solar modules and is conservatively estimated to generate 94,005 kWh per year. The system allows the Town of Coalhurst to produce renewable energy, lower its carbon footprint, and lead by example in the community. The system received a rebate through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Alberta Municipal Solar Program for $62,604.60.


The project was operational in 2022 and was constructed by miEnergy for $155,282.00. Including the first-time applicant bonus, roughly 40% of the total cost was covered by the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP). The system, which includes 144 solar panels and one inverter, is expected to operate for more than 25 years.


The system will offset about 53.58 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 10 passenger internal combustion engine vehicles driven for a year off the road.

“The Town of Coalhurst is pleased to have been able to complete this small step towards a green and renewable energy solution in a cost-effective way with funding under the MCCAC program”

Mayor Lyndsay Montina