Samsung C&T is partnering with Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure to bring this solar farm to life. According to the official spokesperson, this solar farm will spread over an area of 400 acres and will house close to 193,000 solar panels to generate 50MW of electricity. This project is coming up on airport property. Samsung expects a revenue of $20 million over the course of 20 years from the project.
The project is expected to create 225 direct jobs and over thousand indirect jobs during and after the construction. It is expected to be completed within a year and will be operational by early 2017.
“Samsung is thankful to become part of this supportive community in Windsor and is proud to start construction on our third Ontario solar energy project,” said Steve Cho, vice-president of Samsung C&T. “The Windsor solar project will create hundreds of high-skilled jobs that will benefit real people in this community.”
It is said that the electricity produced from the project will power 8500 homes. The same power, if produced by burning conventional fuel, will generate 81,000 tons of carbon-dioxide. A representative said that this is equal to taking 15,000 cars off road all the while safeguarding the environment and generating additional revenue.