Environmental & Health Benefits
  • Each MW of solar PV electricity will power over 200 average Alberta homes annually.

  • OR: offset about 1,000 tonnes (2.2 million lbs) of CO2e annually.

  • OR: displace the equivalent of 200 private passenger vehicles annually.


  • Unlike coal plants, no emissions of cadmium, mercury, lead, nitrogen oxides & sulphur dioxides.

  • Unlike coal plants, no poor air quality that results in respiratory disease, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

  • In Alberta, this results in 600 premature deaths, 500 emergency room visits and health care cost of $3 billion ANNUALLY.

  • Source: https://www.alberta.ca/climate-coal-electricity.aspx