Innisfail Solar project, Alberta, Canada,
Image by GP JOULE.
EPC contractor GP JOULE North America said Thursday that it has started building three solar PV projects totalling some 106 MW in Canada.
The firm, which operates as a subsidiary of German energy solutions company GP JOULE GmbH, was awarded the projects by Canadian real estate investor and developer Concord Pacific.
Construction will take place at three sites located within an hour of the city of Lethbridge in Alberta province. Each location will accommodate a 35-MW solar plant.
GP JOULE said it won the contract on the back of its experience and durable technology. The projects will feature the company's proprietary racking solution, the Phlegon fixed racking system, since wind speeds in Alberta can reach 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph), the contractor said.
Touted as “Canada's largest community builder”, Concord Pacific is also active in the renewables sector. The company operates solar farms in Ontario, wind turbines in Saskatchewan and a run-of-the-river hydropower plant in British Columbia, GP JOULE said in the press release.
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