RES Canada completes SunE Rutley solar project in Ontario

7 June 2012 (Last Updated June 7th, 2012 18:30)

Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada) has completed the SunE Rutley project, the first large-scale solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) project in Ingleside, Ontario.

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Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada) has completed the SunE Rutley project, the first large-scale solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) project in Ingleside, Ontario.

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) in 2006 established the FIT project to stimulate investment in renewable energy projects in the province.

SunEdison Canada has developed the 10MW Rutley Solar project, which consistsof 40,436 solar panels.

Electricity generated by the 100 acre solar plant will feed into the Hydro One Network.

RES Canada vice president, Peter Clibbon, said: "Rutley Solar demonstrates RES Canada's robust construction capabilities, and puts a spotlight on the significant knowledge and expertise we offer to our clients."

RES Canada started construction of the utility-scale photo voltaic project in August 2011 and completed in early March 2012.

SunEdison Canada general manager, Michael Dilworth, said: "Together along with the OPA, we are changing the way people think about renewable energy by creating sustainable jobs, stimulating local economies and by providing clean affordable solar energy solutions to the citizens of Ontario."

RES Canada have already completed two 99MW wind projects in Ontario - the Talbot wind project in December 2010 and the Greenwich wind project in December 2011.

The company was awarded the balance of plant construction contract for the 150MW Halkirk wind project in January 2012, which is to be the largest wind project in Alberta.


Image: Power produced from the solar plant will be feed into the Hydro One Network in Ontario. Photo: courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net