Solar Power Network and Plaza Ontario Join Forces to Bring Solar
Generation Project to Windsor
TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Solar Power Network (SPN) is pleased to announce the completion of its
first site, 230 kW comprising 910 solar panels, across 23,000 square
feet of rooftop space at Plaza Ontario. The announcement highlights a
20-year commitment to generating sustainable energy through the Ontario
Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program and EnWin's continued committed to
connecting solar generation capacity. The rooftop solar panel system
supports Ontario's goals of eliminating the province's dependence on
coal-fired power and the related emissions, which are the principle
ingredient in the smog that causes Ontario air quality advisory alerts.
"We're very proud to participate in the Solar Power Network,
contributing efficient, clean and sustainable energy to Ontario's
electrical grid," says Paulo Fontana, Co-owner and GM of Plaza Ontario.
"With no upfront costs or associated project costs for us, and no
structural impact to our rooftop, turning unused rooftop space into a
source for energy generation is a low-risk, high-reward undertaking. It
makes good business sense and good environmental sense."
Plaza Ontario's Provincial Road location in Windsor, has not only been
outfitted with 910 solar panels, but is also actively monitored by
Solar Power Network to ensure peak efficiency at all times. To
minimize power lost in transmission, as is the case with traditional
power delivery, Ontario's FIT program enables energy collected to be
distributed to the local grid, and consumed by the building itself and
then homes and businesses closest to the site.
"As Ontario continues to shift its priorities toward more sustainable
sources of energy, we have seen a growing interest in our rooftop lease
offer from similar companies across the province," says Peter Goodman,
President and CEO, Solar Power Network. "Our unique approach uses the
latest solar technology and offers customers an innovative lower panel
angle design, which results in no structural impact to their rooftop
while maximizing the revenue from their leased out roof space."
Plaza Ontario's involvement in the SPN rooftop solar program is a great
match for one of its key objectives, which involves sourcing natural
and sustainable flooring materials for Ontario homeowners. The solar
program, which is owned and operated by Solar Power Network, will
produce 264 MWh of power each year - equivalent to displacing 132
metric tonnes of greenhouse gases, the root cause of air pollution.
About Solar Power Network
Solar Power Network Inc. is a Canadian-owned private company, based in
Ontario and specializing in generating clean energy, using proven solar
technologies. Solar Power Network partners with local businesses,
leasing and converting idle roof-tops into solar power generation
spaces. The company offers generous, up-front payments and continual
maintenance services. Led by a team of professional engineers, Solar
Power Network offers building owners high financial return with minimal
risk and structural impact.
For more information visit: solarpowernetwork.ca.
EnWin Utilities Ltd.
EnWin Utilities Ltd. is Windsor's Local Distribution Company, responsible for
the distribution of electricity, as well as the service and maintenance
of Windsor's electricity distribution infrastructure. EnWin also provides managed services for the Windsor Utilities Commission.
Image with caption: "Solar Power Network launches 23,000 square feet of rooftop solar with Plaza Ontario (CNW Group/Solar Power Network)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120215_C4299_PHOTO_EN_10104.jpg
SOURCE Solar Power Network
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