MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Sunny Day Energy Inc. has
selected RESCo Energy Inc. as its primary Engineering, Procurement and
Construction (EPC) services provider to develop a portfolio of over 5MW
of construction ready rooftop solar photovoltaic projects across the
Greater Toronto Area. The projects will connect to the grid under the
Ontario Power Authority's (OPA) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. Sunny Day
Energy will finance and own the projects, which range in size from
200kW AC to 500kW AC. Development of the first project is already
underway with the remaining projects to be built over the next two
The Sunny Day Energy portfolio represents a very substantial development
in the Ontario market and a huge addition of clean renewable energy to
Ontario's electricity grid. The scale of these projects equates to
27.9% of the total installed capacity of rooftop solar PV projects
completed during the first two years of the OPA's FIT program (17.9MW).
That 17.9MW was also spread over 109 buildings making this portfolio a
substantial increase in the average project size (Source: OPA, Nov. 14,
For the solar industry in Ontario, particularly the manufacturing
sector, a project like this provides assured demand and keeps
production lines running and people employed. This is also a key
employment piece for RESCo Energy. RESCo uses in house personnel for
all EPC services making the Sunny Day Energy portfolio a bedrock of
even flow work over the next two years.
These projects will also become an important tool for electric utilities
in Ontario and other jurisdictions by demonstrating the positive
impacts that large scale solar energy projects can have when embedded
and distributed throughout major load centres (the GTA). Producing
electricity during peak times specifically where it is needed is one of
the major benefits of solar energy.
Sunny Day Energy and RESCo Energy are excited about this partnership and
the role it will play in the growth of Ontario's solar industry. The
two companies will work collaboratively to select major system
components and to design the features of each project.
About Sunny Day Energy Inc.
Sunny Day Energy Inc. is a subsidiary of a family owned and operated
property management company based on Ontario.
About RESCo Energy Inc.
Incorporated in 2006 RESCo is a full service Engineering, Procurement,
Construction and Maintenance (EPCM) firm focused on rooftop solar PV
energy systems. As a licensed electrical contractor, RESCo provides the
planning, design, installation, financing and operation of solar
projects to clients in the industrial, commercial and institutional
sectors. RESCo is technology agnostic and prioritizes its approach
based on best in class solutions that fit the clients' visions. RESCo
clients include Campbell Company of Canada, Mountain Equipment Co-op,
Potentia Solar, Canadian Tire, Warehouse Properties, PowerStream,
Oakville Hydro ESI, Oshawa Power Utility Company, the City of Kingston,
the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and many others. RESCo is an
active member of the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA) and
the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). RESCo is partially
owned by Flynn Canada, the country's largest roofing and building
envelope company. RESCo is co-located with Flynn at the Mississauga
SOURCE RESCo Energy Inc.
For further information:
Kevin Monsour, VP Partner Development, RESCo Energy Inc.
416.361.0752 x1412 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at CanSIA Solar Canada 2011, booth 516, December 5-6 (http://www.cansia.ca/solar-conference-1)