Canada’s First Solar Thermal Plant

Something that may surprise you. Canada’s first Solar Thermal Plant is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, “Canada’s Sunniest City”. It’s a pretty cool sight to see — row after row of large concave metal mirrors glowing in the early morning sun on the hill just above the Trans-Canada Highway and Medicine Hat’s existing natural gas power plant. concentrated solar thermal plant

 

To compliment the solar power station, in the summer of 2014 Medicine Hat built the Box Springs Wind Farm, which can generate enough electricity to power 2,000 homes. They state that the cost of power generated is a mere 9cents per Kwh.

Box Springs wind farm

 

Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston, “… And you know what, you can debate it all day long. It’s the right thing to do.”

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