The 17.8MW DC Solar Spirit and the 17.9MW DC Bruining plants will provide clean energy to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) under a 20-year feed-in-tariff agreement.

The company has also intervonnected the two projects.

The two priojects increase SunEdison’s installed DC solar capacity in Canada to more than 250MW.

SunEdison vice-president Michelle Chislett said: "We’re proud to support Ontario’s goal of increasing the availability of clean, renewable energy.

"We’re also pleased to create jobs for the people of Ontario – these two solar power plants provided over 200 construction jobs."

The facilities will generate enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes for 20 years which is equivalent to reducing over 8,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually.

BluEarth Renewables acquired the Solar Spirit solar power plant while the Bruining solar power plant was purchased by Firelight Infrastructure Partners.

SunEdison Services, a providider of global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services, will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the plants.