The three properties will require a total of 1, 040 Eclipsall NRG 60 solar panels.
November 12, 2012: Toronto, ON: The City of Toronto will receive three photovoltaic (PV) systems engineered by Carmanah Technologies that will feature locally manufactured Eclipsall solar modules. In all, the three properties will require a total of 1, 040 Eclipsall NRG 60 solar panels.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited awarded Carmanah the contract to engineer, design and construct the three solar rooftop systems earlier this month. Carmanah, one of Canada's leading EPC service providers, selected Eclipsall as a key supplier for these projects.
"Eclipsall modules were the best fit for this project," comments Derek Frohloff, VP of Carmanah's Power Systems Group. "We chose Eclipsall based on solar performance, reliability and connection to the local community."
The first of the projects, and the one that officially starts the group, is a rooftop array on the McGregor Arena and Community Centre in Scarborough. York Mills Arena and Mimico Arena in Etobicoke are the two other projects using Eclipsall panels.
The McGregor Arena project is 75kW in size and will feature 390 of Eclipsall's NRG 60 polycrystalline 240W panels. The project is currently under construction and will be completed by the end of the calendar year.
Les Lyster, CEO of Eclipsall underlined the importance of today's announcement; "We view projects with municipalities as strategically important, so working on these projects with Carmanah is consistent with that strategy. The fact that Eclipsall is located in Toronto makes this project all the more satisfying for the Eclipsall team.
Along with panels from Eclipsall, the McGregor Arena project contains racking from Schletter and Advanced Energy supplies the inverters.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Carmanah Technologies Corporation is a global provider of renewable and energy-efficient technologies. From its headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and office in Toronto, Ontario, the company's EPC group oversees the design, supply, and installation of solar photovoltaic grid-tied systems for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. As one of the most trusted EPC contractors in Canada, Carmanah has installed more than 70 solar power systems in Canada, including the Dr. David Suzuki Public School, and the Jean Canfield Government Building in Prince Edward Island — named Canada's 2008 Solar Project of the Year by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH". For more information, visit carmanahEPC.com.
Eclipsall Energy Group is a leading Canadian manufacturer of high-performance PV modules. In 2011, Eclipsall Energy Group expanded its solar offering by adding a project development and financing division, Eclipsall Development. Eclipsall Energy operates in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Toronto, Canada. The 165,000 sq. ft. facility has a current capacity of 70 MW with planned expansion to 250 MW. Eclipsall Energy currently offers both mono and polycrystalline PV modules in both 60- and 72-cell configurations. All of Eclipsall's PV modules are UL certified and meet the domestic content requirements for the Ontario FIT Program. The Eclipsall Energy Group has projects under development in North America, South America, and Africa.