Mississauga, Ontario [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Conergy opened its Ontario office to serve the growing solar market in the province and help address Ontario’s expanding renewable energy demand at a time when the provincial government implements the first feed-in tariff in North America in 20 years.
Since November 2006, Ontario’s provincial Standard Offer Program (SOP) has been receiving applications that assure a fix price for solar electricity systems under 10 megawatts (MW). The program guarantees 39 cents (Canadian) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for up to 20 years, provides a financial incentive to homeowners, communities and businesses, and encourages the deployment of renewable energy projects.
Steve Wiebe, former president and founder of ETI SOLAR and now President of Conergy Inc. Edmonton, and his team specialize in the design, marketing and distribution of photovoltaic (PV) systems. With an established customer base of more than 100 solar dealers, they provide high-end solar solutions for private and commercial usage as well as for built-in systems for the RV market.
Combined with the announcement last February of the majority takeover of ETI Solar Energy Technologies Inc., is Conergy‘s completion of Canada’s largest commercial building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) installation at the University of Calgary, which was connected to the grid in 2006.
The Canadian market for photovoltaic systems has been growing at an average rate of 25 percent over the last 10 years to its current size of around five megawatts (MW). Due to the integration of the ETI SOLAR business, Conergy can provide renewable energy solutions to Canadians including solar electricity, solar hot water, solar heating and small-wind power to commercial and residential buildings, remote homes and cottage dwellings.