Canadian Solar has signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Axium Infinity Solar LP for eight PV projects that have a combined generation capacity of 105.5MW. The firm has also announced commercial operation of a 19.1MW PV project in Japan.
TransCanada Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell its PV portfolio of eight facilities in Ontario with a total generation capacity of 76MW to Axium Infinity Solar — a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership — for $540 million.
Solar energy solutions provider UGE International announced Tuesday that it has been selected as the winner to engineer and develop 15 PV projects in Ontario for Peterborough Solar Projects Corporation (PSPC) — a partnership between Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) and the City of Peterborough.
Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced on Wednesday that it will offer 936 long-term contracts for 241.430MW of small-scale renewable generation in the latest procurement under the feed-in tariff (FiT) programme, FIT 4.
The US is leading the charge for solar in North America, but its next-door neighbours, Canada and Mexico, are also pressing ahead with plans to boost deployment. Danielle Ola reports on the policy developments expected to underpin the growth of solar in the two countries.
Under phase 2 of the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) Scheme, Ontario is opening bidding for 930MW; almost doubling its renewable energy ambitions for solar (250MW), wind (600MW), hydroelectricity (50MW) and bioenergy (30MW).
Solar power company Canadian Solar announced that its subsidiary — Canadian Solar Solutions — has agreed to contracts that would supply 60 MW DC of MaxPower CS6X Ontario-made solar panels and 30 medium voltage PV stations for the Southgate Solar facility.