Toronto based solar energy provider Alectric Renewables has completed a building integrated net-metered solar photovoltaic system at Beech House condominiums, in Toronto’s Upper Beaches.
The system will generate approximately 90,000 kWh of electricity per year, offsetting the electricity required to run common elements for the condominium. The project was commissioned by Robert Mitchell, a Toronto property developer. The building was constructed by Grove Project Management.
The project was especially challenging, due to the requirement to mount the solar modules on awnings above the rooftop patios on the south side. Alectric Renewables was the only solar developer which could meet the building owner’s specifications.
In addition, Alectric Renewables’ partnership with Tree Canada, the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, will see 72 trees planted in a deforested area under its National Greening Program. Alectric Renewables pays for the planting of one tree per KW of solar PV it installs, supporting the restoration of the Greater Sudbury area to increase native diversity of species. See https://alectricrenewables.ca/tree-canada/ for details about Alectric Renewables’ tree planting program.
The solar electricity generated by Beech House will displace 1.2 tons of GHG emissions per year. The trees planted via Tree Canada will displace an increasing amount of GHG emissions as they mature. They will provide a habitat to wildlife and birds in a previously deforested area.
“Alectric Renewables was founded on Earth Day in 2015, and we’ve always been focused on giving back to the community. Our partnership with Tree Canada is part of the commitment we made when we founded the company to leave the world better than we found it. We expect to plant more than 2500 trees by the end of 2020, and that number is going to grow every year,” according to Alan Morrissey, CEO of Alectric Renewables.