PCL EXPANDS SOLAR OFFERINGS ACROSS THE ENTIRE COMPANY, RANGING FROM CANADA TO THE UNITED STATES TO THE CARIBBEAN.
PCL POWERS SOLAR,
COAST TO COAST Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Andrew Moles, Manager of Renewable Energy at PCL Construction, about solar moving west, battery storage, collaboration, and the vital role of DFMA (design for manufacture and assembly). “We’ve built two 50 megawatt AC projects in the last year,” says Andrew Moles, Manager of Renewable Energy at PCL Construction. “The solar knowledge and expertise we gained in Ontario is being transferred to expand our market reach throughout Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. We’re using our Agile man36 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
ufacturing facilities to manufacture components for projects offsite. And we’ve fully automated our quality control process.” It has been a busy couple of years for the Renewable Energy Division at PCL Construction. In 2015, the last time Sustainable Business Magazine spoke to the team, Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT)
program was just winding down, and PCL were beginning to look for opportunities in renewables further afield. Today, those seeds have borne fruit. PCL, Canada’s largest construction contractor, is now focused on international portfolios of renewable projects, extending beyond solar into battery storage and wind.
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