The projects are located in Eastern Ontario between the towns of Westport and Newboro, and together will provide enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 4,000 average homes in the province.
Newboro I and IV were completed in 2014 and will use the SunEdison Silvantis 320 watt modules and Unirac fixed-tilt racks. Each project had more than 250 skilled workers on site at the peak of construction activity.
Newboro I and IV are the fourth and fifth projects RES Canada has constructed for SunEdison, in addition to the 30MW Webberville Solar facility in Texas, and the SunE Rutley and Norfolk solar projects in Ontario, which are each 10 MW. The electricity from Newboro I and IV will be sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority.
The combined contribution of the two SunEdison projects, Newboro I and IV Solar will generate the total amount of 5000 Credits, 3.350 each throughout the lifetime of the projects.
The Credits generated by Newboro Solar Projects will be assigned to citizens willing to contribute to climate change mitigation to offset their Personal Environmental Footprint, and be part of a global movement to fight now climate change.
Credits account the compensation effect of the temperature rise generated by the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and/or the reduction in heat absorption by changes in physical properties of the use of land in specific projects.