by Zachary Shahan
Canada is going to get a new 100MW solar power plant. The Grand Renewable Energy Park will be in Ontario, which is Canada’s most populous province and home to the city of Toronto (which is getting a lot of attention for other reasons right now). This Ontario solar PV power plant will add to existing PV capacity in the province, notably, the Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant which is a 97MW solar installation and at the time of its completion (Sept 2010) was the largest solar PV power plant in the world.
ABB will be supplying Canadian Solar Solutions — the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant — with about $80 million of balance of system (BOS) technologies “comprising a broad range of power and automation products, including ABB’s flagship automation platform for conventional power generation and renewable applications, Symphony™ Plus.” In addition, ABB will be in charge of engineering, electrical installation, commissioning, and performance testing of the plant.
This is a big project — one of the biggest solar power plants in the world. However, interestingly, this power plant is part of a much, much, bigger renewable energy project. It’s part of a behemoth $5 billion investment by Samsung Renewable Energy in solar and wind energy projects with a total power capacity of 1,369 MW (1.369 GW)!
This article, Canada’s Largest Solar PV Power Plant To Be Powered By ABB, is syndicated from Clean Technica and is posted here with permission.
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