Canadian Solar Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has completed construction of the largest solar project in Canada, a 100MW PV plant in Ontario.

The Grand Renewable Solar Project (GRS) included solar panels and inverters manufactured by Canadian Solar and SMA and the plant will produce enough electricity to power 17,000 households.

Construction began on the project in September 2013 involving an average of 240 workers on site at any one time.

Samsung Renewable Energy and the Six Nations of the Grand River partnered with Connor, Clark & Lunn to finance the project.

Shin Kim, chief executive of Samsung C&T said: "This project is now producing 100MW of clean energy, and has created hundreds of high-skilled jobs and millions of dollars in community investment, all of which are benefiting real people in Haldimand and across the province."

Ava Hill, chief of Six Nations Elected Council, said: "What we have achieved is a template for many more green energy projects in the Haldimand Tract. The fact that the Grand Renewable solar project provides green energy for our coming generations is a significant accomplishment for all of us to celebrate."

Samsung is also making a US$5 billion investment in Ontario to create a cluster of wind and solar power projects.