Ontario — Polar Racking announced they are supplying the foundations and racking to Aspin Kemp & Associates Inc. (AKA) for the Sunbank Project in Summerside, PEI.
The project consists of a community microgrid with a capacity of 26.26 MWDC as well as a 10 MW battery energy storage system for which AKA has been selected as the EPC. The Polar team is responsible for supplying and engineering the structural racking for this large ground-mount solar project.
The Sunbank Project is expected to reduce the city’s imports of electricity from 58% to 38%.
Furthermore, the development of this sustainable energy infrastructure will generate economic and labor benefits, create jobs within the community, restore a clean environment, and cut annual CO2 emissions by 21,000 tonnes.
“The Summerside Sunbank Project proves that jurisdictions of any size can play an active role in sustainability when they truly want to,” says Vishal Lala, Managing Director at Polar Racking. “We are thrilled to work with Aspin Kemp & Associates to advance the city’s clean energy goals by supplying the racking and foundation for this project.”
“This is a showcase project for the region. This scale of this renewable energy project is a first on the Island and will help increase the awareness of the great work the City of Summerside is doing. Aspin Kemp & Associates is pleased to be leading this effort on behalf of Summerside to create a project Prince Edward Island can be proud of,” says Tom St. Onge, Sunbank Project Manager
This project aligns well with Polar Racking’s strengths as a leading solar mounting supplier that designs and engineers racking systems capable of tolerating high wind and heavy snow loads. Supporting major clean energy initiatives, such as the Sunbank project, aligns closely with Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement in reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Janet Janzen at (416) 860-6722 x. 131 or email media[at]polarracking[dot]com.
About Polar Racking:
Founded in 2009, with offices in Ontario (Canada) and New York (USA), Polar Racking is a North American leader in PV mounting, specializing in harsh climatic conditions, known to areas such as Canada, the Midwest & Northeast (USA), and the Caribbean Islands. With over 450 MW of PV mounting systems installed in North America and a pipeline of ~1,000 MW, Polar Racking is focused on developing innovative racking solutions which enable clients to build and own systems at the lowest installed cost per kWh.