Energy & Power
RES Canada constructs 20MW of FIT solar projects for Canadian Solar
By Alyssa Dalton
December 16, 2013 – Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada), a player in the construction of solar and wind projects across Canada, has announced it will be constructing two 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities for Canadian Solar, both of which qualify for Ontario’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) program.
At the peak of construction activity, each project will have more than 250 workers on site. The Mighty Solar project is located near the town of Chesterville, Ont., and the Taylor Kidd project is located near the town of Napanee, Ont. Both projects are scheduled for a 2014 completion date.
“We are pleased to have RES Canada constructing these two projects,” said Shawn Qu, chair and CEO of Canadian Solar. “Their established Ontario construction teams, combined with experienced on-site project management, give us confidence that these projects will be well built.”
The electricity from the projects will be sold under the 20-year FIT contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), and together the projects are expected to provide enough energy to power about 4000 average homes in the province.
“RES Canada is pleased to be constructing our second and third projects for Canadian Solar,” said Peter Clibbon, vice president of development for RES Canada. “The Mighty Solar and Taylor Kidd projects will add to Ontario’s growing fleet of solar PV installations, further driving economic development in the province.”