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Solar power company Canadian Solar Inc. has cut the ribbon on the Canadian Solar Microgrid Testing Centre in Guelph, Ontario.

According to Canadian Solar, the center, partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, will focus on microgrid system design and smart grid assessment services. Canadian Solar adds that the center will help facilitate the development of both off-grid and grid-tied microgrid projects.

"Building a smarter grid has long been a key part of our government's plan to modernize our energy infrastructure and provide clean, reliable affordable power to consumers," says Bob Chiarelli, Ontario minister of energy. "Projects supported through Ontario's Smart Grid Fund support the vision that will bring to market the next generation of smart grid solutions."

Canadian Solar notes that First Nations, remote communities and mining projects in Northern Ontario will directly benefit from using the testing center. In addition, the facility will play a role in the smart microgrid application process, as Ontario Hydro requires all solutions to be lab tested before being tested in the field.


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