March 22nd, 2012 by

City’s solar panel system Ontario’s biggest

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Officials flipped the switch today on the solar panel installation on the roof of the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre in Belleville. Photo by Jennifer Lester Mulridge.

Officials in Belleville have cut the ribbon on the largest municipal solar installation in the province.

The 500 kW solar panel system – on the roof of the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre – was made possible through the province’s FIT program and the federal gas tax.

Mayor Neil Ellis says it’s a great day for the city of Belleville.

It’s estimated that the $3.2 million project will make $1000 of revenue per day for the city for the next 20 years.