City of Windsor, Samsung reach deal for solar farm on airport lands

WINDSOR, Ont. – The City of Windsor says it has reached a deal with Samsung Renewable Energy for a 160-hectare solar farm on the city’s airport lands.

The city says if approved, the project would produce 50 megawatts of power and see $25 million in property taxes collected over a 24-year lease agreement.

A news release from the city says local jobs will be created but does not say how many.

A public meeting on the solar farm is being held Thursday evening at Windsor International Airport to provide more information and consult with community groups and other stakeholders.

(CKLW, The Canadian Press)