International Power Canada (IPC) has commenced construction on a $50 million project, called the Brockville Solar project. It is located in the Township of Elizabethtown‐Kitley, in Eastern Ontario. The project will have a capacity of 10 MW, sufficient to serve 1,700 Ontario homes annually. IPC and its affiliate companies operate 362 MW of wind farms in the Maritimes and Ontario, and have another 300 MW of wind farm projects under construction in Ontario and British Columbia. This is IPC’s first solar powered project. The project is expected to begin operation early in 2013.
Northland Power, a green power generation company operating primarily in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan, has secured financing for the construction of six 10 MW projects in eastern and central Ontario. Each of the six projects will be built on 85 acres of land. Northland Power expects that the facilities will begin commercial operation in 2013. Northland also has seven additional projects, totalling 70 MW, currently in the permitting process. The facilities operated by Northland Power generate over 1000 MW of electricity.
NorthGrid Solar, an engineering, procurement and construction company based in Ontario, is nearing completion of the first phase of its 1.7MW rooftop solar agreement with The Valecon Group, a commercial property developer. The projects are located in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario. The first phase to be completed in fall of 2012 consists of 564kW and the second phase to be completed in the spring of 2013 with 1.14 MW (DC). NorthGrid is a leading provider of turn‐key rooftop solar systems, with 60 years of photovoltaic experience in Ontario. The project uses a proprietary Elevated Truss System to address concerns with roof capacity, density, maintenance and thermal losses