The Canadian Solar 1 Solar Farm is an 8.5 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) utility scale, ground-mount solar farm located in Stone Mills, Ontario. The site sits on 150 acres of land, with 85 acres dedicated to the solar farm.
Through the EPC delivery method, PCL was able to provide a single source contact to Canadian Solar, while minimizing administration processes and maximizing the efficiency and quality of the finished installed product. Experience with geographically diverse environments, including difficult terrain and remote locations, allowed the PCL team to develop a design for the solar farm that capitalized on the shale and rock formations on the site to maximize exposure to the sun. This solution proved to be both practical in terms of ensuring minimized voltage losses and maximized output capacity, which significantly increases revenue for the client.