October 16th, 2013 - Wednesday brought word that First Solar would install 250-megawatts worth of solar PV at NextEra Energy Resources’ McCoy Solar Energy Project out in the California desert. But giant power plants in California are a dime a dozen – the more interesting solar energy announcement on the day might have been that construction had started on a 100 MW plant in Canada.
This is the Grand Renewable Solar project, in Haldimand County, Ontario, about 60 miles west of Buffalo, N.Y., on the north shore of Lake Erie. When completed it will be Canada’s largest photovoltaic plant, nudging aside the 80-MW Sarnia Solar Project, which actually was the world’s largest PV plant when it opened back in September 2010, but has been based by Agua Caliente in Arizona, among others. read more>>>