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Work gets underway on $50-million Brockville solar project

Project expected to begin operating in early 2013



Toronto—Construction is underway on International Power Canada’s (IPC) $50-million Brockville Solar project in Leeds County, Ont.

Developed under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program, the project will have an installed capacity of 10-megawatts (MW), sufficient to serve nearly 1,700 Ontario homes annually, according to IPC.

The $50-million project is located in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, southwest of Ottawa.

The AMEC-Black & McDonald Joint Venture has been appointed as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor responsible for the project, IPC announced, while solar modules will be supplied by Suntech.

To date, the site has been cleared, and final engineering is underway.

Civil works will continue throughout the summer to construct the racks for the modules, with solar photovoltaic modules arriving at the site in July.

The project is expected to begin operating in early 2013.

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