By Greentech Lead Team: Solar Power Network (SPN)
announced the completion of its 230 kW comprising 910 solar panels, across 23,000
square feet of rooftop space at Plaza Ontario.
The rooftop solar panel system supports Ontario’s goals
of eliminating the province’s dependence on coal-fired power and the related
emissions, which are the principle ingredient in the smog that causes Ontario
air quality advisory alerts.
“We’re very proud to participate in the Solar Power
Network, contributing efficient, clean and sustainable energy to Ontario’s
electrical grid. With no upfront costs or associated project costs for us, and
no structural impact to our rooftop, turning unused rooftop space into a source
for energy generation is a low-risk, high-reward undertaking. It makes good
business sense and good environmental sense,” said Paulo Fontana, co-owner
and GM of Plaza Ontario.
Plaza Ontario’s Provincial Road location in Windsor will
be actively monitored by Solar Power Network to ensure peak efficiency at all
times. To minimize power lost in transmission, Ontario’s FIT program enables
energy collected to be distributed to the local grid, and consumed by the
building itself and then homes and businesses closest to the site.
“As Ontario continues to shift its priorities toward
more sustainable sources of energy, we have seen a growing interest in our
rooftop lease offer from similar companies across the province,” said
Peter Goodman, President and CEO, Solar Power Network.
Plaza Ontario’s involvement in the SPN rooftop solar
program is a match for one of its key objectives, which involves sourcing
natural and sustainable flooring materials for Ontario homeowners.
The solar program, which is owned and operated by Solar
Power Network, will produce 264 MWh of power each year – equivalent to
displacing 132 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases, the root cause of air