Solar farms are large-scale ground mounted photovoltaic systems designed to generate significant amounts of electricity. The open expanse of land used by solar farms allows for solar modules to be installed upon either a tracking system, which swivels the solar panels in unison with the movement of the sun across the sky, or a fixed-tilt system, which keeps the solar panels in a static position. The electricity produced by solar farms is typically purchased by a utility and then delivered into the main power grid for consumption by residential, commercial and industrial customers. The great quantities of electricity produced by solar farms can noticeably decrease demand for other, non-renewable sources of energy.
With the evolution of the Ontario Government Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP) into the Feed-In-Tariff Program (FIT) in 2009, DAI worked with local partners to identify potential locations for 10MW builds (the largest allowed under the regulations), secure the appropriate land, prepare site plans, raise initial financing, as well as develop and submit program applications. Throughout the process, DAI liaised and negotiated with numerous Provincial Government Departments and Agencies, Municipal Government Councils and Planning Committees, Ontario Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, media, and local landowners. These efforts resulted in DAI, and its partners, being awarded Power Purchase Agreements for 130 MW, making them the largest single recipient of contracts under the program.
DAI has a demonstrated capacity to meet, or exceed, proposed project specifications and understands how to present proposals that align with the necessary requirements and objectives.
DAI has developed 13 utility-scale solar farms in Ontario, each of which is 10MW in size. The map below displays the location of each solar farm, and photos of Brockville 1 and Brockville 2 are located beneath the map.
Domestic Solar Farm Locations
Domestic Solar Farm Pictures
Brockville 1 (10MW outside of Brockville, Ontario)
Brockville 2 (10MW outside of Brockville, Ontario)