Bullfrog Power and SUN Co-operative announce partnership to advance new solar power development in Sudbury

Toronto—Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and the Sudbury Unlimited eNergy (SUN) Co-operative, a renewable energy co-operative, are partnering to bring more green energy to Northern Ontario. Through its Bullfrog Builds Renewable Accelerator Program, Bullfrog Power is providing financing for the development of a solar project to convert industrial land in Sudbury into an installation that will generate clean, pollution-free solar power.

“Bullfrog Builds is all about moving new green energy projects forward,” said Ron Seftel, Senior Vice President, Operations, Bullfrog Power. “SUN Co-operative’s Vale project is Bullfrog Builds’ first in Northern Ontario and we’re excited to be part of a project that not only changes how the land will be used, but also provides an example of what is possible for local, clean power co-ops across Canada.”

SUN Co-operative is negotiating a deal to lease land from Vale Ltd. for the project. Thanks to the support from Bullfrog Power, SUN Co-operative can now move forward with the next phase in the project’s development. The solar installation will generate 500 kilowatts of clean, pollution-free energy, enough to power 30 homes.

“Bullfrog Power’s support is essential to the Vale project’s development because it demonstrates to Sudburians that the future of energy in Canada is happening right here and it is something we can all be a part of,” said Arik Theijsmeijer, President, SUN Co-operative. “Our goal as a co-op is to involve the community as much as possible, to both join the co-op to have their say, and to invest and benefit from the solar projects we build.”

About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by switching to green energy with Bullfrog Power. Homes and businesses can sign up easily, quickly and affordably at www.bullfrogpower.com.

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About the SUN Co-operative
SUN Co-operative is a community-owned non-profit solar power co-operative, started by local individuals in Greater Sudbury with the help of reThink Green (a network of local environmental community organizations). SUN Co-operative’s goal is to build solar energy projects in Greater Sudbury, with the proceeds going to both reThink Green for its community work, and into a Community Environmental Fund for local community environmental projects. www.suncooperative.com

Contact Bullfrog Power
Jon McKay
Public Relations Manager
Tel: 416.360.3464 ext 239
Email: jon.mckay@bullfrogpower.com

Contact the SUN Co-operative
Arik Theijsmeijer
Tel: 705.670.6207
Email: sudburysolarcoop@gmail.com

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