PACE Canada LP, a developer of utility-scale solar and battery storage projects focused in Alberta, has launched the planning process for its latest 15MW solar project with an additional 3MW battery storage in Bassano.

The project will generate enough power for around 2,800 homes annually and close to 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions over its lifetime. This is equivalent to the average carbon sequestration of 7 million trees grown over a decade. Beyond its contribution to fighting climate change, the project will contribute approximately $300,000 CAD annually in sustainable property tax revenue, much-needed funds that will help support Alberta’s struggling rural communities. 

Rob Denman, President of PACE Canada and Managing Director at PACE Group, said, “We are delighted that our latest Canadian project has been launched.. Our Bassano project is part of our 2GW Canada pipeline and will make a material contribution towards the country’s net-zero goals, improve energy security, and reduce energy bills at a time when costs are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. 

The Bassano project in Alberta will also integrate agrivoltaics, an innovative and sustainable land use approach that enables us to bring clean energy to the market while combining this with the province’s growing need for food production and water conservation.”