Canadian PV manufacturer Carmanah Technologies has been awarded an EPC contract worth US$1.1 million from Toronto Hydro-Electric System for three rooftop PV arrays in Toronto.
The systems are being constructed on the rooftops of York Mills Arena, McGregor Arena and Mimico Arena and are estimated to produce more than 250,000kWh of electricity annually for the city of Toronto.
Prior to installation, the company conducted a comprehensive onsite structural review which resulted in the upgrading of two of the three rooftops. It worked with Pyramids Engineering to perform the structural analysis and Foran's roofing to perform the roof repair work.
The York Mills and McGregor Arena installations will have a capacity of 75kW each while the Mimico Arena will have a capacity of 50kW. All three projects will utilise PV modules from Eclipsall, bespoke mounting systems from Schletter Canada t suit each facility’s structural challenges and inverters from Advanced Energy. Completion of the three PV arrays is expected by the end of the year.
The projects will benefit from Ontario Power Authority’s feed-in tariff. Since the FiT was introduced in 2009, the company has been awarded 23 EPC contracts, thus supporting Ontario’s renewable energy development programme.