Ontario, Canada [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SkyPower Corp. and SunEdison Canada announced the official groundbreaking of First Light, North America’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) energy park to date. Construction of the 19-megawatt (MW) solar park is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2009.First Light will be built in two phases. The power generated from the project will be distributed through the Hydro One utility, providing energy to customers in the Township of Stone Mills in Ontario for 20 years.
“The province commends SkyPower and SunEdison Canada for breaking ground on this very significant project,” said Ontario Minister of Energy Gerry Phillips. “In just over one year, the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program has already exceeded its 10-year target of garnering 1,000 MW of contracted generation. We look forward to the program yielding success stories for years to come.”