Carmanah lands contract for rooftop solar panel generating system

Installation begins in May at Markham's Mount Joy Community Centre

April 25, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

TORONTO: Carmanah Technologies Corporation will provide and install a 300kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to PowerStream Inc. The $1.3-million project will begin installation in May and is expected to wrap up in July. In 2011, PowerStream selected Carmanah as the engineering procurement construction (EPC) provider for a 350kW rooftop photovoltaic generating system at the Markham’s Thornhill Community Centre. Carmanah has now also won a second PowerStream solar PV project at the Mount Joy Community Centre in Markham.

“Our renewable generation business continues to work with successful companies involved with the FIT program. Carmanah’s leading industry experience positioned them well to support us in developing this exciting project in Markham,” said Milan Bolkovic, executive vice-president, renewable generation and conservation at PowerStream.

Carmanah’s engineering team collaborated with Schletter Canada Inc to propose a design for the building’s requirements. Carmanah and Schletter adapted a standard racking product to minimize the need for physically anchoring the solar generating array, allowing for most of the system to be ballasted. The installation will include commercial inverters manufactured in Ontario by Advanced Energy. A remote monitoring system will report real-time solar generation of clean, carbon-free power which will offset the CO2 equivalent of 38,000 litres of gasoline annually.