Ontario adds another large project in its fast-growing solar PV Portfolio

The Canadian province of Ontario continues to outshine much sunnier in the United States in the development of solar electricity.

The province already is home to the world’s largest solar photovoltaic installation, 80-megawatt power plant, the Port Sarnia-Port Huron from the St. Clair River Mich.

Although Michigan has ranks the U.s. production of polycrystalline silicon-base material for solar cells – to make the most of home and host many of the companies associated with the Sun, it doesn’t hold a candle, solar electric generating capacity from Ontario. Michigan apparently do not yet have an electronic system of the Sun one megawatt peak generating capacity.

Ontario Adds solar PV power production speed, that it should continue to be, before long the country behind it all is the only California Solar capacity among the Member States, and provinces in North America.

A large project, the latest finalised was announced on Tuesday, when the Paris-based subsidiary of EDF energies Nouvelles, said that 12-megawatt solar PV installation in a small community near St. Isidore achieved commercial operation.

The new solar project had two 12-megawatt installations can be built around 6 kilometers apart (miles 3.6) near the St. Isidore, La Nation, the municipality of approximately 40 nautical miles east of Ottawa, and approximately 65 miles west of Montreal, an area where French is the dominant language of the first phase of the community.

EDF EN Canada, developer, said, the first site, St. Isidore, A solar panel, which consists of a 153,000 began supplying electricity to Hydro one distribution in late December. EnXco Service Canada provides an enterprise operations and maintenance project.

“Today marks another significant achievement EDF EN Canada-we are proud to extend solar benefits the economy and the environment community of St. Isidore, and to meet the high quality passive solar projects to build in Canada,” said Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF EN Canada and all of the rules of procedure of the EDF en affiliates in North America. “This project demonstrates our commitment to grow our installed base of solar activity, the capacity in Ontario. “

Mr. Grimbert said in a news release that EDF harnessing solar energy EN Canada, the capacity of 60 megawatts, and the feeding of the distribution grid.

Ontario’s feed-in tariff program, which pays for the owners of generating electricity from the Sun, has been the central importance of energy transition away from Burgenland coal-fired power plants.

Project funding also is closed, the company said.

“Our lenders have demonstrated once again the support of our efforts,” said Mr. Grimbert.  “We look forward to our resources, experience and partnership in the future, to Fit around the ground-mount and projects.”

The company said its second installation, St. Isidore, (B) is under development and will be completed in 2011. Combine two installations deliver 24 megawatts of peak solar capacity in Ontario’s renewable energy Standard offer program. St. Isidore, the project is the first utility-scale solar PV project developed and built by the French municipality in North America, the company said.  More than 200 workers were employed at the local level, because of the design, planning and construction activities began at the beginning of the year 2010.

“We are very pleased to continue our EDF en as it extends its leadership in the Canadian market, the Sun,” said Lance Markowitz, senior vice president, Union Bank and leasing and asset finance management.  “St. Isidore is a high-quality project, Ontario serving the needs of the market, and the Union Bank is once again the ILO plays a key role in the financing.”

About a year ago EDF EN Canada completed the southern Ontario, which consists of two adjacent PV plants with a combined generating capacity of 23.4 megawatts of solar project in Arnprior.

Stéphane Carrière-Dexia Crédit Local S.A., on, Canada branch, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) “After the successful implementation of the project, Arnprior-Dexia is pleased to confirm its support for EDF en development plans in Canada and the Bank’s commitment to continue to demonstrate the growing solar sector in Canada,” said.  “This industry is now shown, the implementation of the projects it manages to bring locally, recovering from the Ontario Fit program in the future, and hopefully the other Canadian provinces”.

at the end of the third quarter of 2010, the province was slightly less than 16 000 MW agreement, of which approximately 7,100 megawatts consisted mainly of Silicon-electrical steel originating in the wind, water, power, and solar installations, the Ontario Power Authority for renewable energy capacity of electric power.

Ontario ended approximately 118 megawatts of solar capacity with the development of the second quarter with the 1,144 megawatts. The land has several programs including renewable energy, and called in particular for small-size projects in a given base year represents less than 10 kilowatts, MicroFIT, feed-in tariff. At the end of the quarter has received nearly 21,000 applications program, almost all of the PV solar installations.

More than 27 billion dollars for new capital investments have been made to the electronic generation of Ontario electricity since 2005, the Authority said.

In October, the provincial government announced that the planned 900-megawatt natural gas plants, Toronto area is no longer needed.

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