Located in Ingleside, Ontario, Rutley Solar is a 10 MW project developed by SunEdison Canada. The project is comprised of 40,436 solar panels covering approximately 100 acres.
Completed in 2012, the 10 megawatt Rutley Solar project is the first large scale solar project completed under Ontario’s FIT (Feed‐in Tariff) programme. Ontario’s FIT programme was established in 2006 by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to stimulate investment in renewable energy projects in the province.
Rutley Solar represents one of the most northern use of tracking technology to date. Tracking technology requires precision-controlled installation to operate efficiently.
This program has a cooling effect on temperatures equivalent to 5000 Credits, such effect on the temperatures will be generated throughout the lifetime of the project.
The credits generated by Rutley Solar Project 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.