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Solar project to boost rooftop PV in Canada

SPN project aims to transform unused rooftop space for solar installations in Ontario

The project aims to increase installations of rooftop solar panels in Ontario, Canada

A solar project has been set up to increase rooftop PV installations in Canada. The project aims to transform unused rooftop space to install PV panels and provide solar energy to businesses across the Canadian province of Ontario. 

Firm Solar Power Network (SPN) has developed the project, which is described as one of the largest rooftop solar projects to come online since Ontario's Feed-In Tariff programme was introduced. SPN is an Ontario company specialising in the transformation of idle commercial and industrial rooftops into sources of green energy.

Peter Goodman, SPN president and CEO, said "Solar Power Network believes that the solar industry is the future of Ontario's electricity generation. With the province's support, we are transforming unused rooftop space into sources of clean electricity generation and providing value to businesses and communities."

The project should be completed later this year and will have a total of 4,500 solar panels. The panels for the project are being produced at firm Jamieson Laboratories' manufacturing plant in Windsor, Ontario. Once completed, this project will generate 1.3 MW of clean electricity, which is enough to power 120 homes each year.
Ontario is home to the largest solar projects in Canada and is the leading solar energy producer in the country. The province has about 500 MW of solar PV capacity online and has more than 1,600 MW of additional solar PV capacity under contract. This is expected to produce enough electricity to power over 250,000 homes.

John Falls, VP of global operations, Jamieson Laboratories, said: "At Jamieson, we are always looking for efficient, sustainable manufacturing solutions. We are proud to be part of Ontario's growing clean energy sector, contributing clean energy to the electricity grid and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions."