The Town of Tecumseh, a forward thinking municipality, was seeking to establish itself as an early adopter of the green power generation under the Ontario Feed-In Tariff Program. The Town of Tecumseh is one of the four municipal shareholders of Essex Energy’s parent company, Essex Power Corporation. It is also very active in various power conservation efforts, as evidenced by its recent award as winner in its category of the Ontario Power Authority’s “Power Pledge” initiative. With these efforts in mind, the municipality determined that a PV array should be installed. It became obvious that the Tecumseh Arena was the logical choice to play host to the PV system as it is the largest municipal rooftop area available in the town, and is also the town’s single largest user of electricity. The arena operates two ice surfaces for hockey, figure skating, public skating, etc. on a year-round basis, requiring a massive amount of power to maintain the ice, HVAC equipment, lighting, etc.