Arise, Sky Solar form joint venture for solar project EPC services in Ontario

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Arise Technologies and Sky Solar (Canada) have established a joint venture to provide engineering, procurement, and contracting (EPC) services for solar PV projects under the Ontario feed-in tariff program. Under the terms of the deal, Sky Solar will provide operating funding to the JV, while EPC staff from Arise’s systems division will become employees of the venture and join with the Sky engineers to deliver EPC services to customers in the province.

“Over the past several months we’ve been honored to work closely with Sky Solar’s international leadership team to forge this agreement,” said Vern Heinrichs, Arise’s president/CEO (pictured above). “We look forward to continuing to work together to deliver EPC services to meet our clients’ needs.”

Peter Liu, Sky Solar’s president, believes the partnership is “a tremendous opportunity for Sky Solar to succeed in the burgeoning Ontario solar market and offer our considerable expertise, particularly in the area of project development, EPC, and project financing. Arise’s reputation for quality, PV engineering experience and an expanding service network will allow us to effectively respond to and serve our client base.”

Arise and Sky Solar will continue to serve their own customers in the Canadian marketplace but will also work as a team with all customers to ensure that project needs are met.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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