Skypower and Conergy have formed a joint venture (JV) to deploy rooftop solar solutions on commercial rooftops in Canada.

The utilities will lease space or partner with real estate companies, big box retailers, property owners and governments to design, finance, build, own and operate rooftop solar systems.

Conergy Canada managing director Jared Donald said the intention of this partnership is to bring the best technical solutions possible to building owners.

The JV will also save building owners time and money by procuring solar PV panels in line with the new domestic content requirements set out by Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) programme.

Currently, the firms are negotiating with solar panel manufacturers for the procurement.