Tuesday, July 19, 2011
7.9 MW rooftop solar PV project in Ontario moves forward
Solar & Alternative Technology Corp. (Mississauga, Ontario), solar panel manufacturer Soventix Canada Inc. (Toronto, Ontario), and Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. (Windsor, Ontario) have formed a partnership to build a 7.9 MW solar PV rooftop installation at Hiram Walker's Pike Creek warehouse in Windsor. This will be the largest rooftop project in Ontario and one of the larger rooftop projects in the world today. Solar & Alternative Technology Corp. ("SAT") and Soventix have signed a 20-year lease to rent the facility's roof surface for the installation, which will be the size of about 24 Canadian football fields, the partners stated in a press release. Hiram Walker stated that the revenue generated through the lease will be re-invested in higher efficiency boilers that will help the facility reduce its energy consumption by 20%. SAT has a separate agreement with Soventix to purchase 41.5 MW of solar panels over the next three years.