SunEdison to develop rooftop PV systems

SunEdison, a US solar-energy company, has agreed to develop and construct up to 14 rooftop solar-photovoltaic (PV) projects with capacity totalling up to 3MW for Remington, an Ontario-based housing developer.

Under the agreement, SunEdison will finance, build, own, operate, monitor and maintain photovoltaic solar-energy systems hosted at Remington facilities, and the Ontario Power Authority will purchase the energy produced under the terms of Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff programme.

The rooftop PV systems will all be located in the Greater Toronto area and will be launched using a phased roll-out plan, starting in summer 2010.  

Over 20 years, the systems will generate sufficient energy to avoid the emission of more than 42,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.