RES nabs 20-MW solar job in Ontario from SunEdison
Dec 9, 2013 - Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc (RES Canada) said today it would take care of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of two 10-MW solar projects in Ontario developed by SunEdison Inc (NYSE:SUNE).
The company, a unit of UK-based Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Group, is the EPC contractor for the Newboro I and Newboro IV projects in eastern Ontario. The solar parks, to be completed next year, are planned to qualify for feed-in tariffs (FiTs).
Located between the towns of Westport and Newboro, the two solar plants are estimated to be producing enough power for 4,000 Ontario households per year. They have 20-year power purchase agreements with the Ontario Power Authority. The installations will use 320-W photovoltaic (PV) modules made by SunEdison, former MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.
Apart from Newboro I and Newboro IV, RES has also built for SunEdison the 30-MW Webberville solar facility in Texas, and the 10-MW SunE Rutley and 10-MW Norfolk solar parks in Ontario. RES Canada has 70 MW of Ontario solar FiT construction projects in its portfolio and is also involved in the construction of over 670 MW of wind projects in Canada, it noted.