Thornhill Community Centre
In 2011 Carmanah Technologies engineered, procured, and constructed a 350 kW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on the Thornhill Community Centre located in Markham, Ontario. PowerStream, a municipally-owned electricity distribution company, will lease the Thornhill Community Centre rooftop and sell the energy generated by the PV system to the Ontario Power Authority under the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. Once integrated, the new solar generating facility will produce revenue at a rate of $0.635 per kWh, or approximately $300,000 per year.
To ensure that the project meets the FIT program’s 60% domestic content requirements, Carmanah is constructing a solar array featuring 300W solar modules from Heliene of Sault Ste. Marie, a SolarDock ballasted racking solution from SunRise Power of Peterborough and a pair of PowerGate inverters from Satcon of Burlington. This project between Carmanah and PowerStream is scheduled to be commercially operational in early 2012.