Solar panels going up in Quinte West
Posted 1 year ago
Tue, Apr 3rd, '12 - 9:15 am
It’ll take ten years to see a profit, but the city of Quinte West is forging ahead with plans to install solar panels on two municipal roof-tops.
City council voted last night to go ahead with pursuing an Ontario Power Authority contract to generate solar energy on the rooves of the YMCA and city hall.
Council had to reconsider its plans after the Ontario government last month released its findings of the Feed-in-Tariff programme review, which resulted in much lower prices paid per kilowatt hour on any future contracts.
The city’s return on the million-dollar investment will be about $750,000 after the proposed 20-year contract is up.