First Solar has completed two PV power plants in Ontario, Canada for Enbridge. The smaller, 5MW Tilbury Solar Project uses 82,500 CdTe modules, while the Amherstburg II Project, split over two sites of 10MW and 5MW, employs 244,000 of the same First Solar modules. Combined costs of the projects were said to been approximately CAD$90 million.
“Solar energy is a key component of Enbridge's strategy to invest in renewable energy sources that complement our core operations and provide environmental benefits,” said Don Thompson, Enbridge Vice President, Green Energy. “Our Tilbury and Amherstburg II projects are excellent examples of the success of that strategy. Together, they are preventing 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, and are generating enough emissions-free electricity to meet the needs of about 3,200 homes.”
Enbridge also noted it had made two CAD$10,000 donations to local fire services as part of its Safe Community Program.