Arise Technologies’ Systems Division has been awarded a contract to help install a 250kW solar rooftop system for a major condominium developer in Milton, Ontario. The Del Ridge Homes’ development has been designed meet the requirements of the province’s feed-in tariff and will be operational by autumn 2011.
“Ontario's Green Energy Act has made it possible to not only reduce operational costs of condominium living, but more importantly allowed Del Ridge to produce what we believe to be Canada's first net-zero building,” said Anthony Desylva, Del Ridge Homes’ energy manager.
“We are very pleased to be selected by Del Ridge Homes to assist them in delivering their unique green concept to new condominium buyers. Since the launch of the Ontario feed-in tariff programme, we have seen steadily growing interest across all sectors of the Ontario solar market,” Arise president, Dan Shea, added.
Meanwhile, in Europe, Arise has announced a temporary capacity reduction at its German cell plant as it looks to counter the rising inventory levels created by the slump in Q1 demand. Arise will continue to monitor market fluctuations carefully and are prepared to adjust production volumes accordingly in order to maximise cost efficiencies and maintain targeted inventory levels.