German company pursues 9.9-MW solar project in Alberta, Canada

KS Canada 1 Ltd., a project affiliate of Kronos Solar out of Germany, on Aug. 5 filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval to construct and operate the Oyen Solar Park, with a total generation capacity of 9.9 MW, located near the town of Oyen.

The site is farmland and is located northeast of the town of Oyen, about 1.5 kilometers from the intersection of Main Street and 4th Avenue in Oyen.

The proposed solar farm is comprised of elevated tables running east to west across the site, on which are to be mounted two to four rows of solar panels in modules. The tables are founded on driven steel piles which minimize subsurface construction and surface disturbance. The tables are 10 to 50 meters long and are inclined 20 to 30 degrees to the south to better capture the sun. 

Kronos Solar describes itself in an application documents as one of the leading international developers of large-scale solar parks. It is active internationally (Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Mexico, etc.) Since the establishment of the company, it has already developed more than 350 MW of solar power. It is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Company contact information is:

  • Headquarters – Kronos Solar Projects GmbH, Petersplatz 10, 80331, Munich – Germany, Phone: +49 89 8905 708-33,, Website:
  • Alberta Offices – KS Canada 1 Ltd., 151 Manora Drive NW, T2A 4P6, Calgary – Alberta, Phone: +49 89 8905 708-33, Email:
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