NorthGrid selected as EPCM for Community Rooftop FIT Solar Project

Lake of Bays Renewable Energy Cooperative proceeding with first Feed-In-Tariff solar project on local Arena

Markham, Ontario, March 26, 2015: - NorthGrid Solar has begun the engineering, procurement and construction of a rooftop solar PV system for the community group, Lake of Bays Renewable Energy Cooperative (LOBREC). 

Under the Green Energy Act of Ontario, and the Feed In Tariff program in particular, communities are encouraged to participate in the province-wide deployment of grid-connected renewable energy systems.  Following their successful application to the OPA (now the IESO), the group was awarded a FIT Contract permitting the installation of a 60 kW rooftop solar facility.   The local arena in Baysville will host the system, which will generate electricity that will be sold to the local utility.  The FIT revenue will be used to both finance the cost of the system and provide funds for additional environmental activities by the cooperative.   

NorthGrid brings its considerable solar expertise and over 70 combined years of experience with photovoltaics to offer excellent support to communities wishing to install and operate renewable energy projects.  For this project NorthGrid will handle all of the engineering, permitting and connection details with the local utility in addition to constructing and commissioning the system.  Following connection to the grid, NorthGrid will provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance services for the duration of the FIT contract.

Regardless of the size of any solar PV system, the same steps are required from the application stage through to the final Commercial Operation Date when the system is activated.  NorthGrid has the skill and experience to ensure a successful project.



David Kalmbach, VP, Projects

NorthGrid Solar Inc.

Tel: (905) 294-5500 x 225