Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada has secured a contract to design and build two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, totalling 500kW, for two municipal facilities in Clinton, Ontario.
Under the deal, Panasonic Eco will install 2,000 solar panels at the Central Huron REACH Center and Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton.
Both solar PV systems, which are expected to be built by fall 2013, will have the capacity to generate over 800MWh of electricity per year.
Panasonic said both solar PV systems will be designed in accordance with the respective Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contracts associated with the two locations and the Ontario FIT Program.
The Ontario Power Authority developed the FIT Program to encourage and promote the use of renewable energy sources for electricity generation and include solar PV systems.
Panasonic is working with Evergreen Power for the Central Huron solar portfolio.
The contract also requires Panasonic to install TV monitors in the lobbies of both buildings with direct links to a Central Huron branded solar portal.
The monitors will provide educational information about solar and display the amount of energy that the solar panels are generating on each site.
Central Huron Municipality Mayor Jim Ginn said: "Panasonic provided the best bankability and long-term protection for our investment in solar on behalf of the taxpayers and citizens of Central Huron."
Image: Panasonic Eco will install 2,000 solar panels at two municipal facilities in Clinton, Canada. Photo: Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.