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Ontario solar panels energize Newmarket

The Town of Newmarket, Ont. and SunEdison www.sunedison.ca are teaming up to deploy four municipal rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.


August 2, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

NEWMARKET, Ont.: The Town of Newmarket, Ont. and SunEdison are teaming up to deploy four municipal rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

Four municipal facility rooftops will be leased to SunEdison, a global solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., which will install solar panels to produce renewable energy.

SunEdison said the systems will generate more than 23 million kilowatt-hours of energy over 20 years, which is enough to power 2,199 average homes for one year, and potentially offset 4.8 million kilograms of carbon dioxide, or the equivalent of 1,036 cars taken off the road for one year.

The 1.17-megawatt project will be financed, deployed, monitored and maintained by SunEdison and will generate revenue for Newmarket from the leased rooftops and energy produced by the panels will be purchased by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) under the terms of Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program (FIT).

SunEdison’s affiliate MEMC Singapore partnered with Flextronics, a multi-billion dollar electronic manufacturing services provider, to manufacture solar photovoltaic panels. The company said solar PV panels used for the project along with other SunEdison deployments in Ontario will generate approximately 400 green jobs.