Founded in 2009, Nowsolar Inc. works with some of the largest renewable energy developers in the world to locate and option the best solar sites in Ontario. Together with our partners, we have brought over 2000 acres, translating in over 200MW’s of solar projects to application and contract under the Ontario Power Authorities Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. This is enough clean energy to power over 20,000 homes.
Scott Mather and Brian Maxwell graduated from Queens Univeristy in 2008. Their prior experience in the oil and gas and real estate development industry allowed them to quickly understand the dynamics of the changing industry and position NowSolar as a key player in the Ontario solar market.
Scott Mather graduated from Queens University with a B.A.Sc. in Structural Civil Engineering. After graduating he quickly accepted a position in the structural engineering department at Carruthers and Wallace as a Structural Designer who specialized in rooftop restoration and reinforcement. It was there that he began to learn of and follow the development of Ontario’s Green Energy Act. In the summer of 2009, following the passing of the Green Energy Act, he co-founded NowSolar Inc. to transform the Ontario Energy Market. Today, Scott is the Director of Land Acquistion at NowSolar Inc. He oversees the location, negotiation, and filing of each FIT application. During his free time, Scott loves to eat, cook, and play guitar.
Brian Maxwell graduated from Queens University with a B.Sc in Geology and Economics in 2008. After graduating he worked as a geologist on a mineral exploration program in the Canadian Arctic and a wellsite geologist on Fort McMurray, Alberta. In the summer of 2009, following the passing of the Green Energy Act, he co-founded NowSolar Inc. Brian is the Director of Business Development at NowSolar. He oversees the business development, strategy and partner negotiations.
As the OPA (Ontario Power Authority) continues its current review of the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program it is important to understand its intention. The Review will consider a range of issues that include but are not limited to the following:
• A FIT price reduction
• ensuring the long-term sustainability of clean energy procurement
• continuing to build on the success of Ontario-based manufacturing and clean energy job creation
• consideration of new technologies and fuel sources
• local consultations and the renewable approval process (REA).
As a result of this review, new prices and rules for FIT contracts will be carefully developed to balance the interests of ratepayers with the need to encourage investments in new clean energy in Ontario. With this in mind, Nowsolar Inc. has been positioning itself to continue acquiring land for power generation companies wishing to make an investment in real estate for the short and long term. We are confident that we package the most economic projects in the province.
Completing the proper due diligence on your solar site to identify all of the possible project constraints during the early stages of development is vital to the future success of your project. NowSolar Inc. provides the following services:
NowSolar Inc. identifies suitable solar sites based on topography, zoning, land classification, environmental constraints analysis, interconnection, and ultimately, an intimate knowledge of Ontario’s electric grid. Together with the project proponent, we identify and perform the due diligence on hundreds of thousands of acres of land within project areas in all corners of the province. This is Phase One.
Upon our initial location, we hit the road to talk to landowners, gauge interest, and identify additional project constraints. This narrows the playing field and provides us with new details for our land model.
NowSolar Inc. negotiates and facilitates the agreement between the landowner and the developer. Our services Include: landowner consultation, land title/abstract investigation and evaluation, lease and purchase option review, negotiation, and execution.
Nowsolar Inc. acquires all necessary ROW’s to enable the development and future interconnection of the project. Our services include: landowner engagement and consultation, utility engagement and consultation, land title/abstract investigation and evaluation, ROW option review, negotiation, and execution.
NowSolar Inc. acquires all necessary ROW’s for the most logistically convenient and landowner friendly access road. Our services include: landowner engagement and consultation, utility engagement and consultation, land title/abstract investigation and evaluation, ROW option review, negotiation, and execution.
After the landowner lease is signed, NowSolar will attain needed permits, application letters, pre-FIT applications, and all needed documentation to file for a FIT contract.
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