Victoria, British Columbia-headquartered Carmanah Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract in the amount of $1.4 million from Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for a 108 kW solar-powered system to be installed on the roof of the Jean Canfield Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
According to Carmanah, the installation on the four-story building, which is currently being constructed, will be the largest solar system in Canada. It will be connected to the conventional electricity grid as well as an array of more than 500 Sanyo solar modules, the company says. The system will also include Web-based monitoring technology that will provide live content to a lobby display, enabling visitors to view the system's energy generation performance in real time, the company adds.
In addition, the PWGSC is striving to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for the Jean Canfield building.