VAUGHAN,ON, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - NorthGrid Solar Inc. ("NorthGrid"), an
Ontario-based Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company,
is nearing completion of the first phase of its 1.7MW DC rooftop solar
agreement with The Valecon Group (Valecon), a GTA-based commercial
property developer and owner. The projects are part of the Ontario
Power Authority Feed In Tariff (FIT) Program. The first phase consists
of 564kW DC and is scheduled for Commercial Operation by October 2012.
The second phase consists of 1.14 MW DC with construction scheduled to
begin in the fall of 2012 and Commercial Operation set for the spring
The projects utilize NorthGrid's unique elevated truss system (ETS)
which provides ongoing roof access, opportunity for greater revenue and
optimized system performance to the project owner. The ETS system is
best suited for industrial, commercial or institutional buildings with
a large number of rooftop units that cause shading or rooftops that are
unable to support ballasted solar energy systems.
"The Valecon project is an important milestone for us." said Carlo Di
Gioacchino, President and CEO of NorthGrid Solar Inc. "As an
experience real-estate developer & owner, the Valecon Group is an
important strategic customer and we looking forward to working with
Valecon on future projects" said Mr. Di Gioacchino.
"After a thorough investigation of rooftop solar solutions available in
the marketplace, we came to the conclusion that NorthGrid's ETS system
combined with their in-house PV expertise was the only solution for our
rooftops." said Domenic Gesualdi, President of The Valecon Group.
"Their elevated design addressed all the concerns we had with
traditional ballast mount systems," said Mr. Gesualdi, "particularly
related to roof access and system weight on the roof deck."
NorthGrid Solar is scheduled to complete many ETS projects throughout
About NorthGrid Solar Inc.
NorthGrid Solar (www.northgridsolar.com) is a leading provider of turn-key rooftop solar PV systems. Leveraging
a combined 60+ years of photovoltaic experience in Ontario, NorthGrid
Solar provides full project services to FIT contract holders from
concept to completion. Customers benefit from a multidisciplinary team
of professionals who manage feasibility studies, structural and
electrical engineering, permitting and LDC interaction, procurement,
construction, commissioning, OPA contract management and long-term
operational support. In addition to traditional mounting systems,
NorthGrid Solar also offers a proprietary Elevated Truss System option
to address concerns with roof capacity, density, maintenance, and
SOURCE NorthGrid Solar Inc.
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Carlo Di Gioacchino
President and CEO
NorthGrid Solar Inc.
905-265-7699 x 232
The Valecon Group