Sun Edison LLC, a worldwide solar energy services provider and a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., has been awarded 31 Megawatts (MW) AC of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) as part of the province’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. This announcement adds to the 28 MW of ground-mount and rooftop solar projects already deployed by SunEdison in Ontario.
SunEdison will finance, build, operate, monitor and maintain the additional five photovoltaic solar energy systems in Ontario, adding to their more than 400 solar deployments worldwide. Located in communities across the province including Mississauga, Whitby, Drummond, Rideau Lakes and Ingleside, the projects will generate over 47 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy in the first year of operation and produce over 873 million kWh over 20 years. That is enough energy to power more than 76,000 average Canadian homes for one year.
SunEdison was awarded two 10 MW projects in Rideau Lakes, one 10MW project in South Stormont, and two additional contracts are for solar rooftop installations on the buildings of Atlantic Packaging Ltd., one 500kW project located in Mississauga and one 500kW project in Whitby.