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Ontario Solar

November 15th, 2018 | Russ Donnelly

Now is the time for Ontario to invest in renewable energy.

Invest in Ontario Solar

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Globally, renewable energy is an enormous sector. How big is it? In 2015, twice as much international capital was invested in clean energy as in fossil fuels.





Soventix Completes Installation of 1,950 kWp Rooftop in Dominican Republic

October 30th, 2018 | Soventix Caribbean

SOVENTIX Caribbean SRL has realized a solar roof-mounted system with a total output of almost two megawatts (MWp) in the Dominican Republic. It is the largest solar roof-mounted system in the Caribbean. The solar energy is intended to be used for self-consumption by the leading free zone corporation Corporación Zona Franca Santiago (CZFS). With this project, SOVENTIX consolidates its position as a market leader for solar systems in the Caribbean region. In 2016 SOVENTIX built the largest solar park in the Caribbean with a nominal output of around 33 MWp, which will again become the largest PV project in the region once its second phase is implemented. The solar roof system was built in Corporación Zona Franca Santiago (CZFS), a major player in the development of the Northern Region of the Dominican Republic. The free zone has been awarded several times as the best “Free Zone Industrial Park in Latin America and the Caribbean” and intends with this project to become a sustainable leader in the free zone sector. The project was implemented in ten buildings located in the free zone. It is the first step of a larger scale project, which intends to reach more than 36 MWp in the free zone, becoming the largest photovoltaic roof top project in Latin America. " We are very pleased about the successful implementation of the solar roof-mounted system. Above all, photovoltaic systems offer companies like CZFS the opportunity to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels price volatility, become more competitive and step forward in their leadership on environmental protection and climate change mitigation. The fluctuations of the fossil fuel pricing are a great challenge for Caribbean based companies, especially when they need to compete with foreign companies with much lower cost of energy", says Alfonso Rodriguez, General Manager of SOVENTIX Caribbean SRL. The high irradiation availability, volatile energy prices and increasing need of competitiveness offer attractive prospects for photovoltaics in the Dominican Republic and rest of Caribbean. Experts expect renewable energies to play a major role in expanding access to electricity in the Dominican Republic and reducing the dependency on imported fossil fuels. The government is therefore committed to promoting solar energy and wind projects along with other non-conventional renewable energy technologies. The objective is to generate 25 % of the annual energy demand from environmental friendly technologies. "With its excellent irradiation values, solar energy is already competitive with traditional energy sources in the Dominican Republic. This offers attractive prospects for the population, the government and national as well as international investors. We are experiencing an increasing demand for photovoltaic systems in the Caribbean. Therefore, we want to further expand our commitment in the Dominican Republic", says Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of the SOVENTIX Group. You can view a video, in Spanish, by copying the following link into your browser - https://www.youtube.com/embed/-iV3wp_eXiA?start=60





Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement

October 29th, 2018 | North American Clean Energy

Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with SunPower to have the commercial energy provider install solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois.

Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement

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“Solar is a vital component of Walmart’s expanding renewable energy portfolio,” said Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy for Walmart Inc.





Mohawk College and QPA Solar building Ontario’s largest solar carport

October 26th, 2018 | Russ Donnelly

No room on the rooftop or ground, canopies are a great option!

Mohawk College and QPA Solar building Ontario’s largest solar carport

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Ontario’s largest solar car port to be built at Mohawk College by local solar company QPA Solar.





Hiawatha First Nation community hub goes solar

October 26th, 2018 | Russ Donnelly

Projects of all sizes are becoming more and more affordable.

Hiawatha First Nation community hub goes solar

globalnews.ca

Hiawatha First Nation has added a solar installation to the Old Railroad Stop, the community’s flagship business and gathering place.





Soventix awarded the largest solar project in Zimbabwe at 22 MWp

October 26th, 2018 | Russ Donnelly

SOVENTIX South Africa, a subsidiary of the international solar project developer SOVENTIX GmbH has been awarded the construction of the largest IPP Solar PV project in Zimbabwe. The Harava 22-Megawatt peak (MWp) utility scale project will be developed on 40 hectares of land in the Bwoni Village, Seke Rural District which is located South West of the city of Harare. The local villagers of the Bwoni Community shall own 10% of this project through a Community Development Share Ownership Trust. The project is due to start in October 2018. The project is being funded by Invest Solar Africa limited, a Botswana based clean energy investor & Independent Power Producer which enjoys strong financial backing from top tier financial institutions from across Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.

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