June 26, 2014 10:45 am

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lee Jin-man

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.

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