October 15, 2009 Thursday
First Light Solar Park, Canada’s largest solar energy generating plant developed by SunEdison Canada and SkyPower Corp has officially opened. The facility will generate about 10 million KWh of renewable electricity in its first year that will be enough to power 10,000 households with renewable energy.
The facility consists of over 126,000 solar panels and is situated over 90 acres of land. Over 20 years, the 9.1MW system will prevent nearly 152,000 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of removing almost 33,000 cars from the road.