Renewable energy developer SunEdison has announced the interconnection of two new solar power plants in Ontario, Canada.
The 17.8 MW Solar Spirit solar power plant and the 17.9 MWBruining solar power plant will provide clean energy to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) through a 20-year feed-in-tariff agreement. The power generated by the two plants will be enough to supply more than 4,000 homes for 20 years, the equivalent of removing over 8,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually.
SunEdison has now installed more than 250 MW of utility scale and commercial rooftop solar power plants in Canada.
“We're proud to support Ontario's goal of increasing the availability of clean, renewable energy” said Michelle Chislett, Vice President and Canadian Regional Manager at SunEdison. “We're also pleased to create jobs for the people of Ontario – these two solar power plants provided over 200 construction jobs.”
The Solar Spirit solar power plant was purchased by BluEarth Renewables, and the Bruining solar power plant was purchased by Firelight Infrastructure Partners. SunEdison Services will provide operation and maintenance services for both plants.