Once the project is complete, IKEA will be the first retailer to exclusively own, install and operate what’s expected to be the largest rooftop network in Ontario under the province’s feed-in tariff program.
The project will consist of three separate installations of Sanyo’s HIT Power 210A, fitted by AMP Solar on stores in Etobicoke, North York and Vaughan, totalling 750kW capacity. Construction and grid connection is expected to be complete by the end of December 2010.
“IKEA Canada is pleased to partner with Sanyo for the installation of three solar networks,” says Natalia Hahn, sustainability manager for IKEA Canada. “Sanyo’s commitment to sustainability and their development of high efficiency solar panels has been an integral part of this renewable energy program at IKEA Canada.”
“We are proud to have this opportunity to be part of the solution that provides clean, renewable energy using Sanyo HIT PV modules,” said Koshi Terakawa, president of Sanyo Canada.
“For projects of this nature, we understand the importance of utilizing high-performance PV modules with proven quality and reliability from an industry leader to maximize the energy harvest,” added KC Chang, Sanyo Canada’s general manager of solar systems. “This is especially true for systems designed to leverage the feed-in tariff program in Ontario for 20 years.”