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JinkoSolar supplies modules for Canada’s largest PV roof

Chinese solar firm helps Ontario company Sentinel Solar power largest PV rooftop project in Canada

The PV rooftop is expected to produce 2,540,000kWh a year, enough to power 150 homes

Chinese solar power firm JinkoSolar has supplied solar modules for the largest PV rooftop project in Canada. The PV developer has provided 2.3MW of solar modules to Ontario-based firm Sentinel Solar for the photovoltaic roof, which has been constructed in the Canadian state.

The PV rooftop covers 400,000m2. It comprises of 9,294 JinkoSolar high-efficiency modules and a customised racking solution designed and manufactured by Sentinel Solar.

The solar news follows other developments in PV rooftop installations between Chinese and Canadian firms. This includes Canadian Solar, which finished a PV rooftop project for Chinese city Suzhou in July this year. The installation spanned 129 buildings.

The system is expected to produce 2,540,000kWh a year, enough to power 150 homes. This makes it the largest rooftop project in Canada.

Adam Webb, president of Sentinel Solar, said: "We hope this innovative solar installation will further encourage the adoption of solar in Ontario and throughout Canada."

Mr Cheng Kangping, CEO of JinkoSolar, added: "The Province of Ontario is not only at the forefront of solar development, but is also well positioned to lead Canada in the adoption of solar power. "

"With over 20 years of experience in distribution, product manufacturing, project development and management, we are pleased to add another milestone working with JinkoSolar on this ground-breaking project," said Webb.