SkyPower and Conergy have formed a joint venture (JV) to deploy solar energy systems on commercial rooftops in Canada.

The companies plan to lease space from or partner with real estate companies, big box retailers, property owners and governments to design, finance, build, own and operate rooftop solar systems.

Jared Donald, managing director of Conergy Canada, said: “The intention of this partnership is to bring the best technical solutions possible to building owners so they can enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy with confidence.

“We are bringing a track record of experience and quality engineering to Canada’s burgeoning marketplace to optimize Ontario’s investment in this important energy realm – and to help the government meet its target of 100,000 solar rooftops across the province.”

The JV also aims to save building owners time and money by procuring solar PV panels compliant with the new domestic content requirements set out by Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. The Conergy-SkyPower team is currently in negotiations with solar panel manufacturers to make this happen, the companies said.