:: Illumination Solar Project ::
About Canadian Solar
Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest solar companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development.

Canadian Solar is proposing to develop several solar photovoltaic projects in Ontario. The proposed projects range in size from 7-megawatt to 10-megawatt and are located in central, eastern and northern Ontario. The proposed projects were approved by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) as Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP) projects or Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) projects. The proposed projects require approval from the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MOE) through the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) regulations.

About Solar Power
Solar power harnesses the power of the sun to create heat and electricity. In Canada, the solar resource, or potential to generate solar power, is one of the best in all of the industrialized nations. Electricity is generated from solar energy by photovoltaic (PV) panels. PV power systems have are completely passive, have no moving parts, and are reliable units requiring little maintenance. Once installed, solar PV arrays generate no noise, airborne or water-borne pollutants. Conveniently, maximum solar power production coincides with peak demand in Canada, in the summer when air conditioner loads are heaviest. In the summer, Toronto has better solar radiation then Miami!

The global solar industry has been increasing by 35% a year and is now a $15 billion market. Market leaders include Portugal and Germany, where solar will provide 10% of peak power requirements within the next 8 years. Canada is ranked 14th out of 20 reporting nations for installed solar power but the country is poised to emerge as one of the fastest growing solar markets in the next few years. Indeed, solar power is growing by 20% a year in Canada.

:: pv farm project ::
  1. The Sun’s radiation hits the solar photovoltaic (PV) panel and forces electrons in the panels free of their bonds.
  2. An electric field is created from the free electrons, which results in an electrical current and the production of direct current (DC) electricity.
  3. The Inverter converts the DC electricity to Alternating Current (AC) electricity to match the local distribution grid.
  4. Power generated from the solar panels is metered and monitored.
  5. Electricity is distributed to the local distribution grid for use in local homes and businesses.

Project Overview
The Illumination site is located in the Township of Scugog in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario. Project size is approximately 11.5MW DC.

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Illumination Construction Plan Report - REVISED SWM May 2013
Illumination - Consultation Report
Illumination Cultural Heritage Screening - Final
Illumination Decommissioning Plan Report - Final
Illumination Design and Operations Report - Final
Illumination Natural Heritage Assessment Reports (4 reports)
Illumination Noise Study Report - Revised FINAL (Sep 24-2012)
Illumination Project Description Report - Final
Illumination Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment - Final
Illumination Water Reports (2 reports) - Final
Illumination - Wildlife Habitat Addendum
Illumination LP - Application Receipt For REA Approval_ Aug 20 2012
Illumination LP - REA Number 7639-96SGEZ - June 26 2013
Illumination - Stormwater Management Report
Illumination - Letter of Directions - October 25, 2013
Illumination - Notice of Application & Written Hearing - October 25, 2013
Wildlife Habitat Addendum_Illumination_FINAL
REA Amendment Report- Illumination_FINAL
Illumination LP - OEB Generator License - November 28, 2013
REA Amendment Report - Illumination Final - May 2015

To learn more about the Illumination Solar Power Project proposal, public meetings, or to communicate concerns, please contact:

Mark Feenstra
Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.
545 Speedvale Avenue West
Guelph, ON N1K 1E6
T: 1 519 837 1881 ext. 2342
C: 1 519 497 9316
F: 1 519 837 2550
E: Mark.Feenstra@canadiansolar.com

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