Construction to Begin Q3 2022

Expected Completion Q3 of 2024

Image: The Scotford Solar Project facility will look similar to Silicon Ranch’s Mavericks Solar Farm in Colorado.

About the Scotford Solar Project

SR Scotford, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Ranch Corporation, plans to construct a 58-megawatt behind-the-meter solar farm to power Shell Canada Energy and Chemicals Park Scotford (‘Scotford Refinery’) northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. The Strathcona County solar farm will be key in helping to transform Scotford into one of Shell’s five energy and chemicals parks, providing its customers with lower-carbon fuels and products.

Silicon Ranch, one of the largest independent power producers in the United States, will build, own, and operate the solar farm (its first in Canada) with all power generation capacity dedicated to Shell’s Scotford Refinery for the next 25 years. Once built, the project will provide 20% of the refinery’s energy needs with renewable electricity.

Scotford Solar Project Overview

Project Size

58 MW

Solar Modules


Site Footprint

~245 acres

Power Equivalent

~3,660 homes

Project Summary

Q4 2021
Power Purchase Agreement Executed

Q1 2022 – Q3 2022
Environmental Reviews
and Permitting

Q3 2022 – Q3 2024
Construction of Facility

Q4 2024

Frequently Asked Questions About The Scotford Solar Project

Have questions about the Scotford Solar Project? We’ve compiled a list of common questions about the site and answers to them, including project facts, maps, and more.

What Are Some of the Benefits of this Project For the Local Community?

Silicon Ranch will invest more than $125 million to build the Scotford Solar Project, and during the construction phase alone, will create about 150 construction jobs and support the creation of additional jobs through indirect and induced impacts. Once operational, the project is expected to contribute approximately $200,000 a year on a levelized basis to the Strathcona County local government and school system, while requiring little to no county services in return.

Learn more about the benefits that the Scotford Solar Project brings to the community.

News & Updates About the Scotford Solar Project

See the latest news and updates surrounding the Scotford Solar Project, including local and regional articles, public hearings, and more.