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Solar PV

In 2012, St. Lawrence College decided to participate in the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-in Tariff program by installing rooftop solar PV systems at both their Kingston and Brockville campuses.  The College’s goals for this project were two-fold: generate power and revenue through the OPA Feed-inTariff program, and provide students with the best, most leading edge learning experience possible.

Since the College wanted to utilize the solar pv system in Kingston as an innovative learning tool for its students, much thought was put into how to maximize the design and the learning experience.

At the time of connection to the grid in 2012, the St. Lawrence College Project was the first of its kind in any post-secondary institution in Canada.

The project holds the record for being the:

  first post-secondary FIT project installed in Ontario

  the largest post-secondary solar project in Canada (at the time of connection to the grid)

The Kingston campus consists of over 1,128 panels with an actual annual revenue of $216,000. The Brockville campus consists of 442 panels with an actual annual revenue of $76,000 per year. This incentive rate is a guaranteed until 2032.