Alberta offers largely untapped solar potential. Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is supporting western Canada’s first utility-scale [in exccess of 10 MW] solar project. Elemental Energy is constructing a 15 megawatt solar facility near Brooks. This innovative project will demonstrate the advantages and performance of large-scale solar power in Alberta. In addition to reducing GHG emissions, this project will bring direct benefits to the community as well. A significant amount of local labour and subtrades are being engaged in a variety of roles, supporting economic development and long-term capacity building in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector.