Ontario: Alderville to see 5 MW PV system installed

The project, which will comprise 20,410 mono-crystalline photovoltaic modules – produced in accordance with Ontario’s domestic content requirements – will be installed on Alderville owned properties.

A spokesperson for Silfab tells pv magazine that the new system will be installed by an international EPC company, the name of which "cannot yet be disclosed". In total, around USD$10 billion is expected to be invested into the project.

They add that construction is scheduled to begin in June/July, and should be operational by November. Overall, it is expected to generate around 5.7 million kilowatt hours of energy per year.?

In a statement, the two parties said that they are aiming to create a partnership, which includes the training of local resources, and the development of a centre of excellence for advancing solar energy research, education and training.

Franco Traverso, president and CEO of Silfab Ontario commented: "We are very proud to be part of this important project for the Alderville First Nation community. We see great opportunities for similar communities and we are optimistic about the growth of the photovoltaic industry in Canada."

The announcement was made by Traverso and James Marsden, Chief of Alderville First Nation, today.?