Carmanah Technologies Corp. says it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately C$1.8 million to provide 100 kW solar grid-tied PV systems for two elementary schools in southern Ontario.
As part of the Ministry of Education's Energy Management and Conservation Initiative through the Renewable Energy Funding for Schools program, the school board will construct two facilities in Grimsby, Ontario. Each integrated solar power system is expected to generate revenue for the district through the Ontario Power Authority's feed-in-tariff program.
Each school will be outfitted with a rooftop system consisting of more than 500 solar modules, as well as a Web-enabled data monitoring system where the collected information will be accessible for educational purposes. The PV structure will be incorporated into the sloped infrastructure of the building, with the arrays large enough to be seen from ground level.