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GLOBAL RENEWABLES ONLINE - APRIL 2012
NEWS
SOLAR POWER NETWORK
LAUNCHES 23,000 SQUARE FEET
OF ROOFTOP SOLAR WITH PLAZA
ONTARIO
TORONTO, ON - Solar Power Net-
work (SPN) is pleased to announce
the completion of its first site, 230
kW comprising 910 solar panels,
across 23,000 square feet of roof-
top space at Plaza Ontario. The an-
nouncement highlights a 20-year
commitment to generating sustain-
able energy through the Ontario
Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program and
EnWin’s continued committed to
connecting solar generation capac-
ity. The rooftop solar panel system
supports Ontario’s goals of elimi-
nating 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, con-
tributing efficient, clean and sus-
tainable energy to Ontario’s elec-
trical grid,” says Paulo Fontana,
Co-owner and GM of Plaza Ontar-
io. “With no upfront costs or asso-
ciated 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 undertak-
ing. It makes good business sense
and good environmental sense.”
Plaza Ontario’s Provincial Road lo-
cation in Windsor, has not only been
outfitted with 910 solar panels, but
is also actively monitored by Solar
Power Network to ensure peak ef-
ficiency at all times. To minimize
power lost in transmission, as is the
case with traditional power deliv-
ery, 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 low-
er panel angle design, which results
in no structural impact to their roof-
top 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 oper-
ated by Solar Power Network, will
produce 264 MWh of power each
year - equivalent to displacing 132
metric tonnes of greenhouse gas-
es, the root cause of air pollution.
About Solar Power Network
Solar Power Network Inc. is a Cana-
dian-owned private company, based
in Ontario and specializing in gen-
erating clean energy, using proven
solar technologies. Solar Power Net-
work partners with local business-
es, leasing and converting idle roof-
tops into solar power generation
spaces. The company offers gener-
ous, up-front payments and con-
tinual maintenance services. Led
by a team of professional engineers,
Solar Power Network offers building
owners high financial return with
minimal risk and structural impact.
NORTHGRID SOLAR CONSTRUCTING
701KW FIT ROOFTOP SOLAR
PROJECT WITH ELEVATED TRUSS
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