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RES Canada to construct 10MW photovoltaic facility, GoldLight Solar


August 25, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton


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August 25, 2014 – Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada), a player in the development and construction of solar and wind projects across Canada, has been selected to construct a 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, GoldLight Solar LP, for Canadian Solar Solutions.

Located in Georgina, Ont., construction of GoldLight Solar will begin this summer with the facility expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. It will provide electricity to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) under a 20-year Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract once completed.

“RES Canada is pleased to be constructing its fourth project for Canadian Solar and expanding our FIT construction portfolio,” said Peter Clibbon, vice-president of development for RES Canada. “Ontario’s investment in the FIT program shows the province’s continued commitment to renewable energy that is guided by the principles in their Long Term Energy Plan: cost-effectiveness, reliability, clean energy, community engagement, and conservation and demand management.”

“We are proud to be partnering with RES Canada, a leader in developing and constructing large utility-scale solar farms in the Ontario market,” said Colin Parkin, general manager of Canadian Solar. “We chose RES to construct the latest project based on their previous execution on our other solar farms. Their established construction team and onsite project management gives us confidence that the GoldLight Solar project will be built to our standards.”

The addition of GoldLight Solar brings RES Canada’s Ontario solar FIT construction portfolio to 80MW, added the company.