Conergy to build more than 30 percent of Ontario rooftop solar program
The program enables developers to apply for FIT rooftop subsidies for buildings that are yet to be constructed
Solar energy company Conergy and its development partner Envision Companies said their customers received FIT contract offers for 6.6 MW of projects to be installed on the rooftops of 22 to-be-constructed buildings across the province of Ontario.
The projects were approved for participation in the Ontario government’s Feed-In-Tariff 3.0 program according to the specifications of the unconstructed rooftop solar program (URSP), which had a total allotment of 15 MW AC.
The URSP was initiated under the terms of FIT 3.0, which was launched November 2013. The program enables developers to apply for FIT rooftop subsidies for buildings that are yet to be constructed.
This flexibility offers huge potential in a province that developed over $28 billion worth of residential and non-residential buildings in 2013. Ontario was Canada’s leading province for total value of building permits issued, with over 35 percent of the national share in new construction.
Conergy and Envision were instrumental in the creation of the URSP program, which opens new avenues to solar developers, who can now move more decisively at earlier stages in their projects, without having to wait for actual construction to be completed. Through this program, Conergy and Envision are able to help with the financing and construction of planned construction projects.
Conergy’s success in Ontario new-build rooftop market reflects its strength globally in identifying and developing early-stage solar markets. By developing strong partnerships with companies like Envision, Conergy is able to bring projects to reality with its strong balance sheet and capital investments. As a global company, Conergy develops, finances, builds and services solar projects around the world.