Solar Power News

Indy Star discusses how solar developers are planting flowers that could help save butterflies and bees. For more than a century Logansport’s electricity was generated using gritty black coal. Now, its latest generating facility will feature 80 acres of solar panels, and something far more attractive —  flowers. The plan is part of a national trend to use solar farms to create habitats for hundreds of buzzing bee and butterfly species whose numbers have been depleted by habitat destruction.

Edmonton Journal discusses how a massive 340,000-panel solar farm to take flight at Edmonton International Airport. A massive renewable energy project roughly the size of 313 CFL football fields could be arriving in Edmonton by the end of 2022. Edmonton International Airport announced Tuesday plans to build a 627-acre, 120-megawatt solar farm — enough energy to power 27,000 or 28,000 homes — on the west side of its lands as part of an agreement with European-based renewable energy company Alpin Sun. Solar power from the farm would feed into Fortis Alberta and the airport.

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