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Morrison Hershfield and Sustainable Energy team up for joint solar PV projects

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd and Morrison Hershfield Limited, a leading North American engineering and management firm, this week jointly announced their collaboration to provide complete project design and installation services for commercial and institutional rooftop and land based solar photovoltaic systems under the Ontario Green Energy Act and Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program.

The collaboration responds to a need on the part of building and ground mount site owners, developers and their financial supporters for a professional process to review buildings for structural integrity and to identify, develop, install and commission the best solar PV system possible for the application. The firms also provide detailed project scheduling and costing along with the necessary support and training to ensure long-term operating and financial success.

With over 700 employees across North America, Morrison Hershfield provides an integrated multidisciplinary engineering approach to roof structural analysis, determining the suitability of appropriate, sustainable and cost effective solar PV system designs. Morrison Hershfield will perform the site analysis, detailed design, engineering, and project and construction management enabling a comprehensive professional approach to solar PV system design and installation.

Sustainable Energy's new PARALEX Bosch Solar system combines the patented SUNERGY low voltage inverter and the Bosch Solar micro-morph amorphous silicon, thin film photovoltaic modules to deliver higher energy yields, and reduce installation cost. A video explaining PARALEX and its advantages can be found at

Combining the resources of both firms, according to the participants, enables the delivery of effective and comprehensive "turnkey" solutions for commercial and institutional rooftop solar power applications with the goal of enabling lowest installed cost per watt and the highest return on investment for rooftop solar PV systems in Ontario. The collaboration and the PARALEX Bosch Solar product meet the minimum domestic content thresholds for the Ontario FIT Program.

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March 24, 2010  By EM Staff

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