JinkoSolar supplies largest solar rooftop in Canada

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JinkoSolar has supplied Canada’s largest rooftop PV installation with 2.3MW of modules.

Greenhouse operator Vine Fresh Produce installed 9,294 JinkoSolar modules under the new Ontario Feed in Tariff (FiT) programme of CAN$0.329 per kWh (US$0.314) for rooftop PV above 100kW (generally below 500kW), down from CAN$0.539 (US$0.514) in April 2012.

The rooftop in Strathroy, Ontario is more than 2.4 hectares, with 250W JinkoSolar poly modules, 9294 Enphase M215 microinverters and custom made mounting solution to fit to the greenhouses, designed and fitted by Sentinel solar.

The rooftop will generate 2,540,000 kWh per year, enough to power 150 homes and neighbouring farms, saving 11,200 tons of carbon dioxide.

“We are pleased to add another milestone working with JinkoSolar on this ground-breaking project,” said Adam Webb, president of Sentinel Solar.

“We strongly believe that solar has the potential of becoming a cost-effective energy solution and hope that this innovative solar installation will further encourage the adoption of solar in Ontario and throughout Canada,” he added.

Cheng Kangping, CEO of JinkoSolar said: “Ontario is not only at the forefront of solar development, but is also well positioned to lead Canada in the adoption of solar power.”

The project also aid’s Ontario’s Green Energy Act to expand its renewables industry and stop using coal by 2014.

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