SPN to Install 2.13MW Solar System on Roof of Nissan's Plant (page 2)

2014/04/17 17:35
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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SPN was founded in Toronto in 2009. The company has been developing solar power generation systems on the roofs of about 600 commercial, industrial and public facilities located mainly in Canada. The total output capacity of those systems is about 300MW.

In Japan, SPN received orders for a 3MW solar power plant at a sewage treatment facility in Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and a 1.4MW plant in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture. And it plans to actively expand its solar power generation business using rooftops in Japan.

"On a global scale, in the first phase, power generation systems will be less dependent on coal and nuclear power and more dependent on dispersed power sources such as renewable energy-based power generation facilities," said Peter Goodman, president and CEO of SPN. "In the second phase, more electricity generated by using dispersed power sources will be consumed in house, reducing the dependence on power grids."

"In the third phase, stand-alone energy systems will be completed with storage battery systems," he said. "A solar power system set up on the roof of a building located near an electricity consumer is best suited as an energy system in the second phase."

Correction Notice: Based on a request from SPN, we replaced the sentense "The company has installed and been operating solar power generation systems ..." with "The company has been developing solar power generation systems ..." in the first paragraph of the second page.