MPT’s Amherstburg Solar Park will be built and operated by SunPower Corp, which has proven its crystalline solar PV technology around the world in projects such as the 10 MW Bavaria Solarpark, above. Photo courtesy of SunPower.
On June 23, 2010, MPT acquired a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power project in Ontario, to be designed, […]
Not unexpectedly there has been broad negative reaction within Ontario’s nascent solar industry following Ontario’s cutting of the microFIT rate. As usual, one of the clearest thinkers and commentators on the issue is Tyler Hamilton, whose column appears regularly in the Toronto Star. His July 19th article is quoted almost in its entirety below.
Sun Edison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., announced on June 17 its purchase from TransAlsta of two ground-mount solar photovoltaic (PV) development projects in Ontario. SunEdison will work with Hydro One, Greater Napanee officials, and the local community to begin construction on the RESOP project in early 2011. Under the terms of the sale,
In the fall of 2009 many Ontario developers rushed to submit applications hoping to gain approval for a limited number of 10 MW solar projects that would be able to fit within the estimated 4,000 MW of available capacity on the Ontario grid. Despite an abundance of applications there still appears to be several isolated […]
The SDTC Investment Committee (IC) meetings are always fascinating because of the many wonderful and interesting projects and technologies that are discussed and reviewed. Also very interesting are the sidebar conversations with fellow IC members during breaks, before and after the closed–door sessions.
Tom Sweeney, an IC member now based in Dubai, had many thought […]
CleanTech North (CTN) announced Henry Vehovec’s appointment as Executive Director per the press release below. This appointment allows Vehovec to maintain his current role with Mindfirst Inc. and is complementary […]
Canada’s first comprehensive national report on the cleantech sector was released on March 25th at Globe2010 in Vancouver. Based on input from over 160 cleantech companies, the 2010 SDTC Cleantech Growth & Go-to-Market Report projects that the cleantech sector is on the cusp of being the green engine driving Canada’s economic growth.
Certainly among the most adventurous, ambitious and thought provoking ideas at Vancouver’s recent Globe2010 was the video depicting Masland City being built near Dubai in United Arab Emirates. Initiated in 2006, the completely sustainable, carbon-zero project is projected to cost USD$22 billion and take some eight years to build. The city is planned to cover […]
Muscular Cleantech Cleantech Canada: Cleantech will lead the economy through the next decade link from HazMat magazine
By: David Pamenter
Globally, three main drivers promise to make clean technology (“cleantech”) a major force. First, climate change is better […]
On January 15, 2010, Mindfirst President Henry Vehovec spoke to 250 students and faculty on the topic Energy Systems Design kicking off the 2010 University of Toronto Engineering Science Education Conference. Hilary Inyang, originally scheduled to speak was unable to travel to Toronto. Prof Hilary Inyang is the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering […]