Q-Cells North America has chosen Satcon Technology to supply an additional 40MW of its Prism Platform solutions for its Starwood solar project in Sault St Marie, Ontario.
Q-Cells will use a combination of eight 1.25MW Equinox Prism Platforms and 24 1.25MW Solstice Prism Platform solutions at the site. When completed, the Starwood plant, which is part of the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP), will have a capacity of 60MW, making it the second largest in North America. The electricity generated will be sold to local utility PUC Distribution.
The first stage of the project, Starwood SSM1, saw 20MW of capacity installed at the site. It is powered by Satcon’s PowerGate Prism Platform and was connected to the grid in October, 2010.