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Forest and Lawn Sudbury Announces New Solar Power System Partnership with Grasshopper Solar Corp.
SUDBURY, Monday, April 11, 2011— Forest & Lawn announced today it has signed an agreement with Grasshopper Solar Corporation of Toronto to become the official reseller of their turn-key engineered solar systems in Northern Ontario.
Forest & Lawn, Sudbury’s premier provider of outdoor lawn care and forestry equipment said the partnership was a strategic fit that will allow Northern Ontario residents access to the best solar equipment in the province.“After considerable research we concluded that Grasshopper Solar far exceeds its competitors in terms of delivering the highest rates of return to families and businesses looking to invest in solar systems,” said Chris Laking, owner of Forest & Lawn. “As the official reseller of Grasshopper Solar systems in Northern Ontario, we will now be able to assist individuals looking to participate in the Feed In Tariff program selling power back to the government and seeing returns as high as $12,000 per year.”
Grasshopper Solar, the first and largest Canadian Company to deliver turnkey solar power solutions for the Ontario Power Authority microFIT program was excited about the opportunity to work with such a well established company to better reach their Northern Ontario customers. “As we evaluated our expansion strategy, it was clear that partnering with Chris Laking, who has run numerous businesses in the Sudbury area for over 30 years, was a great fit,” said Dan Beresford, Vice President of Grasshopper Solar. “Aside from his business background Chris has been an early adopter of solar power since the 1990’s. We are very excited about our future in Northern Ontario now that Forest & Lawn and Chris Laking are part of our team.”
Forest & Lawn and Grasshopper Solar representatives will be available for press interviews April 12, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on site at 8 Herman Mayer Drive, in Lively, Ontario during a live installation of a residential rooftop Grasshopper Solar System. To arrange an interview please contact Forest & Lawn Solar Advisor Boris Iotzov at (705) 562-4390. Dan Beresford, Vice President of Grasshopper Solar will also be available for comment at (866) 310-1575 extension 153.
About Grasshopper Solar
Grasshopper Solar provides high quality solar systems that maximize revenue, minimize cost and address key risks factors over the 20 year Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) contract term. On behalf of the client, Grasshopper Solar acts as the representative in all financial, regulatory and legal aspects of the turnkey solar power system project, to ensure eligibility for the Ontario Power Authority’s (“OPA”) Feed-in-Tariff (“FIT”) program.
The Grasshopper Solar management, engineering, procurement, installation and maintenance teams have extensive experience delivering world class turnkey solar solutions all across Ontario under the FIT Program. We are proud to operate the largest service depot network with 39 locations providing engineering, installation and maintenance coverage all across Ontario. We also have the largest sales and technical teams in Ontario with 26 Solar Sales Consultants and 15 Solar Energy Advisors.
Grasshopper Solar currently has a portfolio of over 23 MW of large scale solar power systems under review in Ontario with several systems already connected to the grid producing revenue for our clients.
Grasshopper Solar has demonstrated experience within the Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Corporate Social Responsibility industry in Ontario.
Grasshopper Solar is proud to be an OPA Approved Renewable Energy Technology Vendor, a CanSIA Corporate Member, an OFA member, a Green Energy Act Alliance Member, a Canada Green Building Council Member, a TD Canada Trust Authorized Dealer and the first solar provider in Canada to carry the Better Business Bureau designation.
About Ontario’s FIT Program
Ontarians get paid up to 80.2¢ for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity their rooftop Grasshopper Solar System generates or up to 64.2¢ for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity their ground mounted Grasshopper Solar System generates. Grasshopper Solar System owners can earn anywhere from $3,000 to $250,000+ per year for 20 years depending on the size of the system. The rate per kWh is guaranteed for 20 years by the Ontario Power Authority's Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. Ontario's program is one of the best and highest paying FIT programs in the world.
Forest & Lawn
Contact: Boris Iotzov
FOR MEDIA ONLY
55 University Ave, Suite 1000
Contact: Dan Beresford
VP Solar Sales
FOR MEDIA ONLY
(866) 310-1575 ext 153
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About Forest and Lawn Sudbury: The premier provider of solar power, outdoor lawn care and forestry equipment in Northern Ontario.