Spark Power develops, finances, constructs and operates AGRIS Solar Co-Operative. The co-op has 1,200 agricultural and rural landowner members in Southwestern Ontario, with over 1,000 installations of 10kW ground-mounted solar systems in operation. AGRIS Solar Co-Op members are full equity partners, and Farm Credit Canada provides the debt facility.

AGRIS Solar Co-Op microFIT Projects

The AGRIS Solar portfolio of microFIT installations consists of 231 x 10kW dual axis trackers on co-op members’ farming properties across Ontario. Spark Power’s services include:

  • Completed all microfitFIT applications and other regulatory requirements
  • Managing the O&M provider
  • Distributing revenues and lease payments
  • Monitoring and optimization of site production
  • Managing all business activities of the co-op

 AGRIS Solar Co-Op Solar Gardens

The AGRIS Solar portfolio of 17 solar gardens consists of installations of 60 x 10kW dual axis trackers in the Timiskaming district of Ontario, with a combined output of 5 MW. Spark Power’s services include:

  • Funding of over $1.5 million in start-up costs
  • Managed the co-op’s Offering Statement submission to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario
  • Raised $15 million from members and $45 million from lenders
  • Completed all microFIT applications and other regulatory requirements
  • Managed all construction and procurement of projects
  • Managed all business activities of the co-op

For more information about AGRIS Solar, visit us at www.agrissolar.coop

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