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This Week In Green Energy: Ontario Green

Week of April 5 – to – April 9, 2010

Ontario is reaping the benefits of its innovative cleantech regulation.

This week, Ontario issued some $8 billion in new renewable energy contracts as part of the province’s year-old feed-in tariff program. Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has pioneered the use of cleantech as a catalyst to create a “green collar economy.” Besides the feed-in tariff program, the province has also implemented the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP), which backs renewable energy projects with long-term power purchase agreements with the Ontario Power Authority. These days, a bulk of the North American renewable energy projects securing financing is backed by RESOP power purchase contracts.

Back to the feed-in tariffs, in this latest round, the Ontario Power Authority announced 184 long-term power purchase contracts with wind, solar, hydro and landfill gas projects. Combined, these will generate about 2,500 megawatts of green power. Ontario claims its feed-in tariff has helped attract 694 green-energy projects since 2007, writes Techpulse360.

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Exclusive: SunEdison, SkyPower Set To Appoint Bank For Ontario Solar Deal

SunEdison and SkyPower are in discussion with banks to finance part of  their $80 million, 18 megawatts Norfolk I and II solar PV projects in Norfolk County, Ontario.

Construction on the two solar farms, which are jointly developed by SunEdison’s Canadian unit and Toronto-based  SkyPower, began last week. The plants are scheduled to begin operating in September.

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