The third and last stage of a 69-MW solar project in Ontario, Canada, has been completed. Q.CELLS North America, a subsidiary of German Q-Cells SE, a developer of photovoltaic (PV) power systems, has completed the final stage of the project.
The project was completed in partnership with Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure projects. With the “SSM3” plant now operational, Q.CELLS says it makes up 15% of the Ontario utility-scale solar market.
Q.CELLS and Starwood Energy began this project in October 2010 with SSM1, a 24-MW plant, followed by SSM2, a 34-MW plant. With the completion of the latest 11-MW SSM3 solar energy plant, the Starwood project is the largest silicon crystalline PV project in North America and among the largest in the world.
Modeled data and improvements in PV materials offer greater predictability due to more consistent standard developments in performance.
“Despite global economic challenges, Ontario’s solar market has grown rapidly. Q.CELLS looks forward to working with our partners to continue solar energy integration in Ontario and elsewhere in North America,” said Boris Schubert, CEO of Q.CELLS North America.