Energy & Power
Solar Power Network completes inaugural rooftop installation in Windsor
By Alyssa Dalton
February 24, 2012 – Solar Power Network (SPN), an Ontario-based company which partners with local businesses to lease and convert idle rooftops into solar power generation spaces, has completed its first rooftop solar installation in partnership with Plaza Ontario in Windsor, Ont.
The inaugural 23,000 sf. installation is outfitted with 910 solar panels.
Peter Goodman, president and CEO of Solar Power Network, said he has seen a growing interest across Ontario in rooftop leasing from similar companies, as the province continues to explore more sustainable sources of energy.
“Our unique approach uses the latest solar technology and equipment and offers customers an innovative lower panel angle design, which results in no structural impact to their rooftop while maximizing the revenue from their leased out roof space,” he said.
Plaza Ontario’s Provincial Road location is also monitored by Solar Power Network to ensure peak efficiency at all times, said the company.
“We’re very proud to participate in the Solar Power Network, contributing efficient, clean and sustainable energy to Ontario’s electrical grid,” said Paulo Fontana, co-owner and founder of Plaza Ontario. “With no upfront costs or associated project costs for us, and no structural impact to our rooftop, turning unused rooftop space into a source for energy generation is a low-risk, high-reward undertaking. It makes good business sense and good environmental sense.”