Solar Provider Group builds seven solar facilities on school rooftops in partnership with Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Blaire StewartHeadlines

Toronto, October 5th, 2016 – Today, Solar Provider Group, a vertically integrated global leader in the development, construction and operation of solar PV electrical generation assets, is announcing a partnership with Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) to bring nearly 1 MW of rooftop solar generation to fruition atop seven schools in the district. Construction of the seven projects was completed diligently within 10 weeks with interconnection to the local electricity grid and power production scheduled for late September.

“Solar Provider Group is proud to partner with HWDSB to bring clean, renewable electricity to these schools and their surrounding communities.” said Sebastian Seyfarth, CEO, Solar Provider Group. “This will mark the second School Board that Solar Provider Group has partnered with and we applaud HWDSB’s leadership on the environment.”

HWDSB is making the solar power generation projects possible by leasing roof space to Solar Provider Group at these seven schools. Developed under Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff program, the seven projects have peak output capacity of 923 kilowatts. Together, the seven systems employ 2,979 solar modules which are expected to produce a combined total of approximately 1,093 MWh of clean, pollution-free electricity annually. Apart from their environmental benefits, the projects have generated a number of engineering, construction and project management jobs, boosting local economic growth.

KB Racking Inc., an Ontario-based manufacturer of best-in-class mounting systems for solar installations, supplied their EkonoRack 2.0 mounting solution – a lightweight, non-penetrating system designed for rapid installation. The solar systems will provide an added benefit of protecting the school rooftops from the sun and elements, extending the lifetime of the roof on all seven buildings.

Solar Provider Group has completed over 100 commercial-scale solar projects under Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff program, in addition to the development of many more commercial, utility-scale and community solar projects across the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.

About Solar Provider Group

Solar Provider Group is one of the world’s leading, fully integrated solar PV companies. SPG specializes in the development, financing, engineering, construction as well as the operation and maintenance of commercial and utility-scale solar installations. With more than 10 years of experience in solar spanning multiple continents, Solar Provider Group has completed hundreds of solar projects globally, working with Fortune 500 companies, leading REITs, municipalities and other government entities. Learn more at www.solarprovidergroup.com