Array Technologies Announces 10 MW Rutley Solar Farm in Ontario, Canada Now Complete
First utility-scale solar project to qualify for Ontario’s FIT program
Albuquerque, NM – 6/4/12 – A 10 MW system in Ontario, Canada went online today in the Ingleside area, making it the first utility solar installation to qualify for Ontario’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) program. Owned and operated by SunEdison and constructed by RES Canada, the energy generated will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority at a levelized cost for the duration of the project’s lifetime.
The DuraTrack HZ™ system was chosen for the site for its reliability, cost-effective and robust design, as well as its ability to maximize irregular site boundaries with easy installation on undulating terrain. Thanks to the DuraTrack HZ™ system, the Rutley Solar Farm will generate a maximum return on investment for the lifetime of the project.
At least 60% of the materials must be manufactured in the province to qualify for Ontario’s FIT program. The province currently boasts 500 MWs of solar capacity with an additional 1,600 MWs in the pipeline.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, and small businesses worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
SunEdison is a global provider of solar energy services. The company develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed, predictably priced solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In 2009, SunEdison delivered more kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy than any other solar services provider in North America. For more information about SunEdison, please visit www.sunedison.com.
About RES Canada
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) was founded in 2003 and is based in Montreal, Québec. RES Canada is active with development and construction services across Canada. RES Canada recently completed build-out of two 99MW wind projects in Ontario; the Talbot Wind Project, near Chatham, Ontario, in December 2010 and the Greenwich Wind Project, near Thunder Bay, in December 2011. RES Canada is currently building the 149.4 MW Halkirk Wind Project, the largest project ever constructed in Alberta. RES Canada 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.