|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.
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Illumination Construction Plan Report - REVISED SWM May 2013 Mark Feenstra
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