Ceremonial Connection of Two Solar Generation Systems Held at Thornhill Community Centre
MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2012) -
PowerStream Solar's partnership with the Town of Markham in producing clean, renewable energy was officially recognized Wednesday with a ceremonial connection of the rooftop solar generation system at the
The ceremony showcased two of the largest rooftop installations in York Region.
Participating in the event's official proceedings were Town of Markham Mayor and PowerStream Board Chair Frank Scarpitti along with,
"These two installations are the first of several renewable energy generation systems to be built on top of our buildings. By the end of 2012, we expect to have PowerStream Solar rooftop installations on six of our buildings," continued Mayor Scarpitti in reference to systems planned for
"The business model we have in place for our involvement in renewable generation is consistent with our corporate vision of being a socially responsible company, committed to the environment and sustainable growth," added Bentz, "
PowerStream Solar's business model is currently offering commercial, industrial and institutional building owners the opportunity to lease their under-utilized rooftops for large-scale solar generation installations that are connected to the electricity grid. Participating building owners earn incremental revenue from having an annual guaranteed income through these lease arrangements. They are also able to demonstrate to their customers, communities and other key stakeholders their commitment to being business leaders in contributing to environmental sustainability.
PowerStream Solar is a division of
Markham, a municipality of more than 310,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is Canada's most diverse community and home to many of Canada's leading life science and technology businesses. Recipient of a 2010 Canada Award for Excellence - Silver for outstanding achievements in quality, customer service, and a healthy workplace, Markham is renowned for its rich heritage, vibrant neighbourhoods and leadership on the environment and urban design.