The turn-key solar PV project will also include operations and maintenance services for the systems.
Starwood SSM1 Canada Inc has already completed agreements to finance and construct the 20 MW solar PV project in the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
The project is contracted under the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program developed and overseen by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and will connect to local utility PUC Distribution, Inc. The project, when complete, will be among the largest completed in North America, Q-Cells says.
The solar PV projects are scheduled to be operational in the third quarter of 2010.
"This partnership demonstrates Q-Cells International’s ability to work with global leaders and local developers in delivering high-performance large scale solar systems," said Q-Cells International Canada President Boris Schubert. "We are impressed by Ontario’s commitment to deliver clean energy and look forward to continuing our engagement in Ontario."