PCL announces solar operation
The Toronto-based operation, led by Andrew Moles, will also have offices in the U.S. and Australia.
A worker walks through one of PCL’s solar projects. – PCL
- PCL Solar will be responsible for estimating, design, performance analytics, solar-specific technology, project execution and in-house commissioning.
- The operation will be led by Andrew Moles.
- The solar team’s new work attainment was $1.1 billion in 2021 alone.
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PCL Construction’s solar business is rising.
The company announced the formation of PCL Solar, which is based in Toronto with satellite offices in strategic centers across the United States and Australia. They believe it will deliver an even wider array of renewable energy projects as demand increases.
“The demand for high-performing solar facilities will only increase in the coming years as the world transitions away from carbon-producing forms of energy generation,” said Andrew Moles, general manager of solar for PCL Construction. “PCL has risen to the challenge by assembling an outstanding renewable energy team ready to meet the needs of this ever-growing market.”
In five years, PCL’s solar team has completed a number of large projects, including Travers Solar, which will be the largest solar project in Canada, the Gunnedah Solar project in New South Wales, Australia, and U.S. projects in Texas, Oregon, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee and beyond. The solar team’s new work attainment was $1.1 billion in 2021 alone.
PCL said it anticipates significant opportunities for continued growth in 2023 and beyond.
Andrew Moles will lead the Solar operation as general manager. Andrew began his career at PCL in 2007 and started working on solar projects in 2009. Since then, he has led solar expansion efforts across North America and Australia. He has served as a board member on the Canadian Solar Industries Association and as a board member and Vice-Chair of the Utility-Scale Solar Division of the US Solar Energy Industries Association. He is recognized by the Canadian Construction Association as a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager and is a LEED accredited professional.
The operation will be responsible for estimating, design, performance analytics, solar-specific technology, project execution and in-house commissioning.