A company in eastern Prince Edward Island has won the contract to build a 21-megawatt solar power plant for Summerside, P.E.I., a project worth more than $55 million.

Aspin Kemp & Associates of Montague has been awarded three related contracts to build Summerside’s new solar power plant.

First announced in January 2020, the Summerside Sunbank project will consist of a 21-megawatt solar farm and a 10-megawatt battery storage system. The project will cover about 30 hectares in solar panels.

“AKA put forth a compelling proposal for the Sunbank project, including a consortium of Island-based companies,” said Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart.

Jason Aspin, CEO of Aspin Kemp & Associates, said his company is excited to work on the green energy project.

“Not only is it a great opportunity for our company but (it is a) significant opportunity for growing our clean tech sector in Prince Edward Island. Today is about working collaboratively together to further our Island’s net-zero agenda and we are pleased to be leading that through this announcement today.”

Aspin said as more of these projects are built, it should lead to more local expertise.

“P.E.I. has set goals to become net zero earlier than other parts of the country, and I think that will naturally translate into basically developing solutions to achieve those goals,” he said.