British Columbia-based P2 Solar, Inc. (P2 Solar) has announced that it plans to add 10 MW worth of renewable solar energy installations to the Ontario industry at two tentatively-selected, unnamed locations. The province boasts North America’s first feed-in tariff (FIT) program for green energy, as well as its largest solar installation and Canada’s first ISPQ (more…)
Since the beginning of time, the sun’s vast energy has brought the world’s renowned vineyards into full bountiful harvest. And now, thanks to the Ontario government‘s precedent-setting renewable energy program, Niagara’s vineyards are about to bring another type of rewarding harvest to the table. (more…)
Toronto District School Board has announced that it plans to outfit nine local schools with photovoltaic (PV) installations by the time students return to their classes at the end of next summer. Collectively, the installations will be capable of producing 223 kW of electricity and will allow the students to gain first-hand experience with solar energy technology while they train (more…)
Toronto-based EDF Energies Nouvelles Canada (EDF) announced earlier this month that its 12 MW St. Isidore A solar installation successfully joined Ontario’s renewable energy industry when it began operations in late December. St. Isidore is a community of fewer than 1,000 people located in Prescott and Russell County, east of Ottawa, the nation’s capital. The (more…)
Plutonic Power Corporation (Plutonic) and GE Energy Financial Services (GE) recently announced that they will acquire 50 MW worth of solar generation capacity in Ontario from First Solar, Inc. (First Solar). The projects, located in the town of Amherstburg and the communities of Walpole and Belmont, will generate enough photovoltaic (PV) power to meet the needs (more…)
City Council in Owen Sound, Ontario, will soon decide whether the municipality will join the province’s green economy with a pair of ground-mounted solar installations on city-owned property.
Within the next few months, Owen Sound’s Environmental Superintendent, Chris Hughes, will present a plan to Council for (more…)
Students training for their future jobs at Queen’s University (Queen’s) in Kingston and studying in the field at the school’s Biological Station, 50 km north of the city, are one step closer to fueling their educations with solar power. The institution has selected Johnson Controls (Johnson) as the project’s vendor and will soon sign a contract with the company to install more (more…)
The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) has awarded its Solar PV Project of the Year Award to Arizona’s First Solar, Inc. (First Solar), for its successful completion of the Canadian industry’s biggest solar energy installation, located in Sarnia, Ontario.
First Solar built the Sarnia installation and owns and operates it on behalf of Canada’s (more…)
Brant County Power, Inc. (Brant Power), has created a new division called Brant Renewable Energy (Brant Renewable) to help the communities it serves take advantage of the benefits of Ontario’s feed-in tariff (FIT) and microFIT programs. The new division will create clean air and renewable energy jobs in the towns of Burford, Paris, and St. George, and the (more…)
Ontario entrepreneur, Jim Shaban, announced last week that he plans to take part in the province’s growing solar economy with a 500 kW rooftop solar installation on the sound stage of the film studio he intends to build near Windsor. The installation will create temporary jobs for graduates of Ontario’s solar power (more…)