Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Dec 9 2009 | 10:18am ET
Bluewater Power Generation Corporation will establish a solar photovoltaic (PV) test facility at its corporate headquarters in Sarnia, Ontario. The value of the project was not revealed.
The facility will evaluate and compare the performance of different types of solar power systems over the different seasons to optimize future system design for local climate factors.
Bluewater Power will first install five different 10 kilowatt (kW) systems on the rooftop of its headquarters, each with a unique mounting structure, some mounted closer to the roof and some raised above it.
At least one system will utilize a tracker, following the sun as it moves across the sky. Each system will be connected to its own DC-AC power inverter, and each will be monitored separately in real time.
“With the launch of the Ontario Government’s new feed-in tariff for renewable energy, we believe an excellent opportunity exists to develop rooftop solar power installations across our service area,” said Bluewater Power COO Tim Vanderheide. “We are especially interested in learning which systems will perform best in different types of weather.”
Established in 2007, Bluewater Power Generation Corporation has a mandate to promote, develop and maintain renewable generation projects. The company currently owns and operates a 1.6MW landfill gas-to-energy project and has interests in several other renewable energy projects.
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