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TORONTO -- A California company will build Canada's largest
solar farm near Sarnia, Ontario, installing more than 1 million
panels on the ground to generate 40 megawatts of power that it will
sell to the provincial government.
The Canadian Press has learned OptiSolar plans to have the clean
electricity on the Ontario power grid by 2010.
Hayward, Calif.-based OptiSolar will be paid $.38 cents per
kilowatt-hour for the solar power, almost four times the amount paid
for wind power.
Sources say the solar farm in Sarnia, across the St. Clair River
from Port Huron, Mich., and about 60 miles northeast of Detroit, is
the largest of 14 projects that Energy Minister Dwight Duncan will
announce Thursday under Ontario's standard offer program.
The program pays companies a premium for electricity generated by
wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy.
The 14 projects will add more than 107 megawatts of power to the
provincial grid, and will include two new water power projects with
Ontario First Nations.
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