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Published on November 6th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Canada’s Largest Solar PV Power Plant To Be Powered By ABB

November 6th, 2013 by  


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Canada’s going to soon get its first 100-MW solar power plant. The Grand Renewable Energy Park will be in Ontario, which is Canada’s most populous province and home to Toronto (which is getting a lot of attention for other reasons right now).

ABB will be supplying Canadian Solar Solutions — the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant — with about $80 million of balance of system (BOS) technologies “comprising a broad range of power and automation products, including ABB’s flagship automation platform for conventional power generation and renewable applications, Symphony™ Plus.” In addition, ABB will be in charge of engineering, electrical installation, commissioning, and performance testing of the plant.

This is a big project — one of the biggest solar power plants in the world. However, interestingly, this power plant is part of a much, much bigger renewable energy project. It’s part of a behemoth $5 billion investment by Samsung Renewable Energy in solar and wind energy projects with a total power capacity of 1,369 MW (1.369 GW)!

Along with the news release sharing this hot information, ABB also shared this fun and informative video about how solar power is a rock star and about ABB’s contribution to that:

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