During the initial planning of the project, the Town of Parry Sound presented the idea of using the old landfill at 57 MacFarlane, re-purposing otherwise un-useable property rather than building on undeveloped land. This required environmental assessments, both to ensure that the cap in place over the existing landfill would support the solar structure, and to address the needs of the local wildlife and groundwater system. It meant upgrading and extending the local electricity grid and the fibre network to this site. It also meant the site was secure due to the gated access to the Town property.
In early 2020, the contractor’s proposal for the PV solar site was accepted, with panels running east-west, facing south, and laid out in 10 rows, roughly x meters apart. The rows are of varying length, given the uneven landscape of the landfill. The structure starts with static mounting for the modules. Each module consists of x panels. The 1620 photo-voltaic (PV) panels are Mono-crystalline Hanwha Q.Peak Duo L-G7, with 400watts power each. They are arranged into 45 solar Arrays.
Based on the geographical locations of Parry sound, and the fact that panel are static, it can be calculated that the best azimuth and degree to receive maximum sun light throughout the year is 180° and 30° respectively.