Ontario, Canada's newest solar farm, SunE Rutley operated by SunEdison Canada, is the first large scale solar project to come online under the feed-in-tariff program. It will produce 10 megawatts of clean electricity, which is expected to power over 1,200 homes each year.
Ontario, Canada's newest solar farm, SunE Rutley operated by SunEdison Canada, is the first large scale solar project to come online under the feed-in-tariff program. It will produce 10 megawatts of clean electricity, which is expected to power over 1,200 homes each year. Solar panels for the project are being produced by Flextronics at facility in Newmarket, Ontario.
Expanding Ontario's solar industry is part of the Ontario government's plan to ensure we have the electricity we need to power homes, schools, hospitals and our economy.
"The SunE Rutley Solar Farm is a welcome addition to Ontario's thriving clean energy sector, and companies like Flextronics continue to grow our province's manufacturing expertise. We are increasing our supply of renewable energy and ensuring cleaner air for future generations."
-Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy
"SunEdison is proud to deliver the first utility-scale PV project under the FIT program and contribute to Ontario's supply of clean power. Together we are showing how smart energy solutions can power Ontario."
-Michael Dilworth, Vice President and General Manager, SunEdison Canada
•Ontario has about 500 MW of solar PV capacity online and has more than 1,600 MW of additional solar PV capacity under contract. This is expected to produce enough electricity to power over 250,000 homes.
•Since 2009, more than 30 businesses have announced they are setting up or expanding plants in Ontario to manufacture parts for the solar and wind industries.
•Ontario has brought more than 9,000 megawatts of new and refurbished clean energy online - enough to power cities the size of Ottawa and Toronto.
•Ontario is home to the 10 largest solar farms in the country and is the leading solar energy producer in Canada.
•Read Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan
•Learn more about renewable energy in Ontario
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