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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Ontario, Canada Solar Co-op
A group in Orangeville is trying to get people to buy into the idea of solar energy – literally.
The Green Pathways Community Solar Cooperative Inc., along with its partner, Orangeville Hydro, approached Orangeville council at its April 4 meeting seeking a commitment from the town to lease the roof of its C Line operations centre to install solar PV (photovoltaic) panels.
The solar co-op was also exploring the possibility of installing panels on the roofs of the Alder Street Recreation Centre and the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Complex.
The attraction of such a deal would be that the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) would pay 70.2 cents a kilowatt hour when the power was sold back to the grid through its Feed In Tariff (FIT) program.