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Ontario Brings More Clean Solar Power Online, Creates Jobs

New Rooftop Solar Project Will Power 120 Homes

Ontario’s newest rooftop solar installation is bringing more clean electricity online while creating good jobs for families.

The rooftop solar project at Jamieson Laboratories’ manufacturing plant in Windsor is one of the largest rooftop solar projects to come online since Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff program was introduced.

The project, to be completed this fall, will have a total of 4,500 solar panels. Once completed, this project will generate 1.3 megawatts of clean electricity — enough to power 120 homes each year. During its peak construction period, this project is expected to create about 70 jobs.

Through the manufacturing, construction and installation of this project, Solar Power Network is partnering with suppliers in Windsor, Mississauga, and Wallaceburg.

Growing the clean energy sector is an important part of the McGuinty government’s plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families while ensuring we have the electricity we need to power our homes, schools, hospitals and the economy.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is home to the largest solar projects in the country and is the leading solar energy producer in Canada.
  • Ontario has about 500 megawatts of solar PV capacity online and has more than 1,600 megawatts of additional solar PV capacity under contract. This is expected to produce enough electricity to power over 250,000 homes.
  • Eliminating coal-fired electricity in Ontario is the single largest greenhouse gas reduction measure in North America.

LEARN MORE

  • Read Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
  • Learn more about renewable energy in Ontario

CONTACTS

  • For media inquiries only call:
  • Jennifer Kett
    Minister’s Office
    416-327-6747
    jennifer.kett@ontario.ca
  • Georgina Kourakos
    Communications Branch
    416-325-0294
    georgina.kourakos2@ontario.ca
  • For public inquiries call:
    TTY: 1-800-239-4224
    1-888-668-4636
Ministry of Energy
ontario.ca/energy
Source: Ontario Newsroom

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