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Arborus has been working with solar energy since 2000, providing consulting and installations for wide variety of off-grid and grid-connected applications for the commercial market. Since the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program was launched in Ontario, we have been consulting with a number of solar developers to build utility scale solar generating facilities with a total capacity in excess of 100MW.

Arborus provides consulting and design engineering services for large grid-connected renewable energy projects and their journey through the Hydro One Connection Impact Assessment process and the Ontario Power Authority contract process. Arborus has successfully delivered 30MW of contracts with the Ontario Power Authority.

Arborus brings direct experience with the design, construction and approvals process, assembling the required professionals to deliver all the required assessment, design and documentation: land surveyors, soils engineers, environmental assessment engineers, stormwater management engineers, Planners, civil design engineers, landscape architects, electrical engineers. Arborus offers a wide range of services to bring your project into operation.

Services

  • Site Evaluation - determining the suitability for the installation of ground mounted photovoltaic systems
  • Land Use Approvals – assessment of bylaws, requirements for environmental assessments and planning approvals
  • Connection Evaluation – research and analysis of utility capacity to accept generation
  • Connection Approvals – applications for Initial Feasibility Studies, Connection Impact Assessments, Capital Cost Recovery Estimates, Ontario Power Authority Contract applications, Ontario Energy Board Generator Licence applications
  • Engineering design and drawing production for approvals and tendering of installation
  • Project Coordination for site preparation – assemble multi-discipline team for assessment and design of civil works (soils analysis, land clearing, demolition, site grading, perimeter fencing, site entry)
  • Municipal Approvals – Site Plan Approval and Bylaw Application documents, public consultation material
  • Solar Engineering – energy production modelling
  • Construction supervision
  • Facility commissioning

Resources

  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Energy simulation
  • Drawing production