SkyPower has signed an agreement with Fort Williams First Nation (FWFN) for the construction of a 10MW solar park on Fort Williams First Nation land in Thunder Bay, Canada.

About 45,000 solar panels will be installed in the plant and, when fully operational, the plant would generate clean energy sufficient to power 17,000 average homes.

The plant is expected to reduce 130,000t of carbon dioxide over the initial 20 years of operation.

The construction of the plant is slated for completion by summer 2011.