Lennox & Addington County and the surrounding region is a leader in Green Technologies (wind, solar, bio fuel) and offers companies a strong connection to local research and training partnerships, an abundant supply chain and access to markets.
A growing number of companies are capitalizing on Lennox & Addington’s and Eastern Ontario’s combination of highly skilled industry-ready labour, leading edge technology, the brightest research minds and incentives to grow.
With Ontario's generous R&D Tax Credits, Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and Solar Thermal Programs, Lennox & Addington is the choice for green energy business investment.
Renewable Energy Projects are Already Underway
Within 120 miles of Lennox & Addington you’ll find a large number of significant renewable energy projects currently operational or planned for construction the near future.
10 MW First Light Solar Project – Canada’s 1st solar farm.
187 MW Wolfe Island Wind Project.
Two proposed off shore wind projects: Trillium Wind Power (420 MW) & Wolfe Island Shoal (300 MW).
Eight proposed solar farms totaling 80MW.
503.4 MW of proposed wind projects within 120 miles.
240.5 MW of proposed solar projects within 120 miles.
Available Supply Chain Sectors
Education & Research
Thin Film Research Centre.
Sustainable Bio-economy Centre.
Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy.
PARTEQ Innovations research commercialization office.
- Innovation Park at Queen's University research facilities.
- GreenCentre Canada - national centre of excellence for the development and commercialization of green chemistry technologies.
St. Lawrence College
- Alternative Energy Technician training and trades programs.
- Wind Turbine Technician course (unique in Ontario).
- Known as the Solar College of Canada.
- Energy Systems Engineering Technology course.
- Home to the Sustainable Skills, Technology, and Life Sciences Centre, dedicated to a wide range of skills training including leading edge programs in manufacturing, skilled trades, biotechnology and environmental sciences.
Research & Technology Presence
- 30+ independent research laboratories in the region.
- SWITCH – An alternative energy cluster.
- ELORIN – Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network.
- Kingston Technology Council.
Available Incentive Programs
- Yves Landry - Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence (AIME):
Innovative small - and medium-sized manufacturers will benefit from a new initiative to provide southern Ontario workers with advanced technological education and skills training.
- Eastern Ontario Development Fund:
$80 million dollars available for business growth. Specific to Eastern Ontario, grants of up to 15% of eligible projects costs (up to $1.5 million).
- Ontario Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program:
A very generous program for qualified renewable power producers.