"A project of this size would roughly provide power to 100 000 homes," says Dan Balaban, Founder, president and CEO of Greengate. "If anything it should contribute to lower power bills for Albertans because solar energy is extremely cost effective."
Balaban says it will be by far the largest solar power project in the country and one of the top ten largest in the world.
If the application gets the green light, Greengate will begin building by the end of the year. The project should take two years to complete.