Construction is scheduled to begin this autumn, with the majority of projects to be completed by next spring.
The systems will be hosted at CanFirst’s Toronto facilities, and the Ontario Power Authority will purchase the energy produced under the terms of Ontario’s feed-in tariff program. Over 20 years, they will generate sufficient energy to avoid emitting 6.2 million kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, says SunEdison. The solar projects will be located in the Greater Toronto Area including Burlington, Markham, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Oakville and Toronto.
"We are committed to supporting responsible energy initiatives for Ontario. Building sustainability is an important aspect of our operations. We see this as an excellent opportunity to increase the value of properties for our clients," said Paul Braun, managing director at CanFirst Capital Management.
Jason Gray, Canada country manager for SunEdison added: "Our goal is to ensure a seamless solar installation process for our customers. We look forward to helping CanFirst achieve their sustainability and green energy goals."