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NorthGrid wins competitive bid for 14 Solar Projects by City of Toronto

NorthGrid wins competitive bid for 14 Solar Projects by City of Toronto

Photo by Elena Elisseeva/Hemera / Getty Images
Photo by Elena Elisseeva/Hemera / Getty Images

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

NorthGrid wins competitive bid for 14 Solar Projects by City of Toronto

City of Toronto awards NorthGrid contract to design, supply and install solar on city buildings.

Markham, Ontario, March 26, 2015: - Following a competitive bidding process, NorthGrid was awarded a contract for the engineering, supply and installation of 14 microFIT projects by the City of Toronto. 

Toronto is a world-class city and is actively involved in conservation and the use of renewable energy where at all possible.  The City is a participant in the Feed in Tariff program under the provincial Ontario Green Energy Act of 2009.

Toronto has numerous facilities that qualify for hosting either small FIT or microFIT system.  Under this contract fourteen buildings including, police, fire, EMT and parks facilities were identified as suitable sites for accepting a microFIT grid-tied solar system.  Due to the wide variety and age of buildings, NorthGrid’s broad experience is being used to design innovative and creative solutions for these sites.  Some will utilise a ballasted mount while others will require an elevated structure anchored to the building. 

The deployment of these microFIT systems will further contribute to fulfilling the environmental mandate of the City of Toronto.  NorthGrid is pleased to participate in this program and provide the best designed and installed systems available.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

David Kalmbach, VP, Projects

NorthGrid Solar Inc.

Tel: (905) 294-5500 x 225

Email:  info@northgridsolar.com

URL:        www.northgridsolar.com

NorthGrid selected as EPC+M for Community Rooftop FIT Solar Project

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.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

David Kalmbach, VP, Projects

NorthGrid Solar Inc.

Tel: (905) 294-5500 x 225

Email:  info@northgridsolar.com

URL:        www.northgridsolar.com

Results of Two-Year FIT Review Announced

On March 22, 2012, the Ontario government announced the results of the scheduled two-year FIT Program Review. The objective of the review was to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program. The government’s announcement and the FIT Program Review Report are available on the Ontario government website.

The OPA is currently developing draft Program Rules and draft Contracts to implement the report recommendations. These materials will be posted shortly on the microFIT and FIT websites for review and comment.

The full report can be found here: http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/docs/en/FIT-Review-Report.pdf 

The new FIT rates are posted below:

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