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Carmanah awarded $1.1M for 3 Toronto rooftop solar PV projects


February 4, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton


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February 4, 2013 – Toronto Hydro has awarded Carmanah Technologies contracts worth about $1,100,000 to engineer and construct three rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facilities, located on York Mills, McGregor and Mimico Arenas in the City of Toronto, Ont.

The three rooftop solar PV projects are expected to produce more than 250,000kWh of renewable energy annually for the city.

The variety of roof materials on these particular host facilities—comprised of corrugated steel, standing seam and modified bitumen—require Carmanah to conduct an onsite structural review and roofing upgrades for two of the three buildings. Carmanah worked closely with Pyramids Engineering to perform the structural analysis and Foran’s roofing to perform the roof repair work.

Carmanah’s solutions feature custom racking designs from Schletter Canada to suit each facility’s structural challenges and the rooftop systems will include Eclipsall modules and PVPowered inverters from Advanced Energy.