RES Canada Announces Construction of Canadian Solar Project
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in Canada, is pleased to announce it has been selected to construct a 10 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, GoldLight Solar LP, for Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. ("Canadian Solar").
Located in Georgina, Ontario in the Regional Municipality of York, construction of GoldLight Solar will begin in summer 2014 with the facility expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. Once completed, the project will provide electricity to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract. The project will have approximately 200 skilled workers on site at the peak of construction activity.
"RES Canada is pleased to be constructing its fourth project for Canadian Solar and expanding our FIT construction portfolio," said Peter Clibbon, Vice President of Development for RES Canada. "Ontario's investment in the FIT program shows the province's continued commitment to renewable energy that is guided by the principles in their Long Term Energy Plan: cost-effectiveness, reliability, clean energy, community engagement, and conservation and demand management."
"We are proud to be partnering with RES Canada, a leader in developing and constructing large utility-scale solar farms in the Ontario market," said Colin Parkin, General Manager of Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., "We chose RES to construct the latest project based on their previous execution on our other solar farms. Their established construction team and onsite project management gives us confidence that the GoldLight Solar project will be built to our standards," he added.
The addition of GoldLight Solar brings RES Canada's Ontario solar FIT construction portfolio to 80MW. The company has a wind energy construction portfolio of more than 630MW in Canada, which includes the 270MW South Kent Wind project, Ontario's largest wind farm. The company recently completed construction of the Montana-Alberta Tie-Line (MATL) transmission line, a 345km high-voltage power line between Lethbridge, Alberta and Great Falls, Montana.
About RES Canada
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) is based in Montreal, Quebec, and is engaged in the development and construction of renewable energy projects across Canada. The company offers a full suite of development and construction services for wind, solar, and transmission projects. RES Canada is part of the RES Group, a leading international renewable energy developer, and is an affiliate of RES Americas. For more information about RES Canada, please visit www.res-americas.com.
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects as well as a track record of successful solar deployment boasting over 7 GW of premium quality modules installed in over 70 countries during the past decade. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high-quality solar products and solar energy solutions to customers around the world.. For more information about our company, products and projects please visit www.canadiansolar.com.
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