GP JOULE BREAKS GROUND ON CONCORD PACIFIC 106-MW SOLAR PORTFOLIO IN ALBERTA
Canadian EPC leader combines proprietary racking solution to deliver high reliability and low cost of energy in province’s windiest region
TORONTO, April 29, 2021 — GP JOULE North America, a subsidiary of GP JOULE GmbH and leader in utility-scale solar Engineering, Procurement and Construction, with proprietary racking solutions, has broken ground on a 106-megawatt solar PV portfolio for Concord Pacific, Canada’s largest community builder. Experience building projects in challenging climates with durable technology that provides a lower cost of energy were key drivers in choosing GP JOULE for the three PV projects, each 35 megawatts in size.
“GP JOULE is proud to work with Concord Pacific to bring enduring reliability and strong returns to their projects,” said David Pichard, CEO of GP JOULE North America. “Our high-quality standards in design, system optimization, material selection and skillful installation coupled with our tough PHLEGON© racking solution allows us to deliver great value to owners of merchant plants.”
Technology at all three project sites, which are located within one hour of Lethbridge, Alberta, must sustain the province’s highest wind speeds at 140 kilometers per hour. GP JOULE’s proven PHLEGON® Fixed racking system was determined best suited for the area’s exceptional conditions.
“GP Joule was the logical choice as they had recent experience in building merchant plants and furthering utility scale projects during Covid”, said Terry Hui, President and CEO of Concord Pacific. “We are also pleased to be working with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation as we expand our portfolio in Alberta.”