Canada: Saamis Solar – Alberta
Saamis Solar is a 200 MW solar power project under development on a 1000-acre brownfield site in the City of Medicine Hat.
Medicine Hat boasts more days of sunshine per year (330!) than any other city in Canada and the Saamis Solar project is situated in the north-eastern industrial sector of the city. The 1000-acre brownfield site comprises a capped phosphogypsum stack and solar power generation offers a productive use of an area that would otherwise have limited development potential. The large, clear and relatively level surface of the cap is ideal for solar panel installation and the project will use a ballasted foundation system to ensure the integrity of the stacks capping is maintained.