International Power Canada (IPC) says construction has commenced at the Brockville Solar project in Leeds County, Ontario. The project, developed under Ontario's feed-in-tariff program, will have an installed capacity of 10 MW.
The Brockville project is IPC's first solar installation. The $50 million project is located in the township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, in eastern Ontario. The AMEC Black & McDonald joint venture has been appointed as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor, and the modules are being supplied by Suntech.
To date, the site has been cleared, and final engineering is under way. Civil works will continue throughout the summer to construct the racks for the modules, and the modules will begin arriving at the site in July. The project is expected to begin operating in early 2013.