Ottawa retail complex goes solar with 1,196 solar PV panels

A retail complex in Ottawa’s east end is going solar with a system that will provide some 75 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. The retail building at 1344 Youville Drive in Ottawa’s Orleans area houses retailers such as Campbell Pools, among others. The solar PV installation supplier is Cubit Power, an Ottawa-based solar PV turnkey developer. The commercial roof top solar project is 250Kw in size and will include almost 1,200 Eclipsall NRG 60 solar PV panels. Eclipsall manufactures the NRG 60 panels at its facility in Toronto.

The installation has produced over 27,000 kilowatt hours this month alone, which has an environmental benefit equivalent to over 50,000 passenger car miles driven. “This is an important project with Cubit Power and we are excited to have our panels at its heart.  It is a highly visible project in Canada’s Capital,” said Les Lyster, CEO of Eclipsall.

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