Solar & AlternativeTechnology (SAT) has joined forces with Soventix Canada to build one of the world’s largest rooftop solar arrays at the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery in Ontario. The 7.9MW system, which is eligible for the province’s feed-in tariff, covers 26 hectares and will offset 20% of the site’s energy consumption.
SAT and Soventix have signed a 20-year lease with Wiser's Canadian whisky distiller to rent the roof surfaces of its Pike Creek warehouse location. “Not only should this project be quite beneficial to the Province of Ontario's sustainability efforts but it also allows us to improve our processes while demonstrating our commitment to responsible production,” said Jim Stanski, Hiram Walker's vice president of operations.
“For a project this size with a company that exercises solid corporate governance and exemplary quality processes, we are pleased to bring our high quality Project Pro modules together with an experienced installer to ensure excellence and longevity,” Jan Dressel, Soventix’s president and CEO, said. “Hiram Walker has been around for a long time and has always strived for quality and distinction. Our job now is to exceed their expectation.”
SAT has also reaffirmed its support for Ontario’s burgeoning solar industry through an agreement with Soventix Canada to purchase 41.5MW of Ontario-manufactured panels over the next three years. The installer is also in talks with a number of real estate firms across the province to deliver turnkey systems, EPC services and rooftop leases.