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Lessor is pleased to announce the completion of a 342kW solar installation at its 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse at 3181 Devon Drive. Devon is the first of four properties to which solar panels will be added.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

March 4, 2015, Windsor, ONTARIO — Lessor Limited, a local commercial real estate and property management company, announced the completion of a 342kW solar installation at its 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse at 3181 Devon Drive.

Lessor’s partnerships with Schletter Canada, a worldwide leader in photovoltaic mounting systems, Solar Power Network (SPN), a distributed power generation company based in Canada and PowerStream, an Ontario leader in owning and operating rooftop solar generation systems have enabled the offset of 217% of the building’s electricity consumption with the excess 117,000kWh going to power neighbouring buildings.

This location will advance Ontario towards a distributed generation future, building energy independence – where the high consumers of electricity (particularly in the manufacturing sector) are targeted with high generation solar.

“I have been pursuing solar power for years and know it is the future for more of our Windsor-Essex properties,” explained Christine Davison, President of Lessor Limited & Landlord of Schletter’s head office in Canada. “Having a tenant such as Schletter, already committed to green energy, was critical to making this happen. We are thrilled to see this project finally come together. However, having the right local partners with a similar vision really helped.

Lessor is no stranger to green strategies. It has been working with local suppliers to refurbish its buildings with green components for years and this project is not the end. Three more Lessor properties have been approved for the installation of solar energy. “We are looking forward to decreasing our carbon footprint even further, but what we really hope is that this success story might urge other’s in Windsor-Essex to follow suit,” added Christine Davison.

Schletter manufactures a wide range of components and systems that facilitates the fastening of almost any module configuration to almost any roof. This flexibility made installing the 1,222 high efficiency panels on Lessor’s metal, sloping roof (south/north pitches) doable.

“Schletter is one of our key suppliers on rooftops in Ontario and Japan. Their highly configurable racking systems have allowed us to optimize power density and production, customized to the wide range of conditions we have encountered” – says Peter Goodman, President and CEO, SPN. “Powering their head office with renewable energy, enabled by the very products they sell globally, is a great demonstration of their products as well as their commitment to distributed generation”.

SPN has designed and built the site in partnership with PowerStream, who will own and be responsible for maintaining the system. The completed system is grid connected with a contract under the Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff system and all the electricity generated will be sold under this program.

“Working with SPN has been a pleasure. It is very important to Schletter to produce as much solar power at our production facilities as possible – to be producing more energy than we consume far exceeds our expectations.” Sonja Gehrlicher, General Manager, Schletter.

 

 

LESSOR LIMITED
Lessor Limited is a family-owned commercial real estate and property management company, serving the people of Windsor and Essex County. Founded in 1962, Lessor boasts over 25 office or warehouse rental opportunities in its portfolio and prides itself in being everywhere the business owner should be. This includes Pillette Village in Riverside, the Devonshire Mall area, the historic Walkerville district and even in Windsor’s Little Italy.
For more information please visit: www.lessorltd.com
Press Inquiries, please contact Christine Davison at: 519 817-6100

SCHLETTER CANADA
The Schletter name encompasses over 40 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of steel and aluminum products. In the last fifteen years Schletter’s 1,500 employees have globally designed, developed and produced solar mounting systems for more than 15,000 GW of installed module capacity on roofs and ground- mounted systems. In 2010, the Schletter Canada manufacturing facility was opened in Windsor, Ontario and has since delivered the mounting systems for over 3,000 solar projects in Canada, with a total of over 100 MW.
For more information please visit: www.schletter.ca

SOLAR POWER NETWORK
Solar Power Network (SPN) is a privately held, employee-owned, rooftop solar power company with offices in Toronto and Tokyo. With its mission to hasten the smart grid future, SPN has in total almost 300 MW of clean generation, in various stages of development, distributed across more than 600 industrial, commercial, and municipal buildings. It has a track record built on over 32 million square feet of rooftops in development for solar power. By installing high-yield low-angle solar panels on idle rooftops, SPN generates green energy on the buildings where it is needed, offsetting the need for the remotely generated power of nuclear and fossil fuels.
Contact for Solar Power Network Press Inquiry: press@solarpowernetwork.ca www.solarpowernetwork.ca

POWERSTREAM
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 370,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.