Q-Cells North America said it has successfully delivered two 10MW solar power plants in Ontario and has been awarded deals for engineering, procurement, and construction on three additional system installations. Private investment firm Starwood Energy Global Group worked with Q-Cells on the projects.
Marc Van Gerven, CEO of Q-Cells North America, told PV-Tech that each of the individual projects are 10MW in size. The two delivered systems, both located in Sault Ste. Marie, are active and interconnected to the gird; the three pipeline projects will also be sited in the northern Ontario town, he added.
The types of modules deployed or other details about the balance of systems on the completed projects was not disclosed.
The two completed solar facilities won a 20-year power purchase agreement under the Ontario Power Authority’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program. An undisclosed number of local jobs were created for engineering, construction and ongoing management, operations, and maintenance of the new facilities.
Boris Schubert, COO of Q-Cells North America, led the projects, hiring the team of experts responsible for delivering the end-to-end solution with what the company called proven German engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.
“Securing 120 megawatts of solar projects in just one year in North America is proof that our internationalization plan is working and gaining momentum,” said Nedim Cen, CEO of Q-Cells SE.