In 2020 OZZ installed a Direct Current Microgrid at the University of Toronto’s Galbraith Building. Designed by Worely Parsons and ARDA Power, the project includes solar panels that charge batteries which supply power to the DC lighting installed throughout the electrical laboratory of the building.
In 2019 OZZ completed a combined rooftop Solar PV and Solar Thermal project at U of T’s Clara Benson and Varsity Arena buildings. Solar PV is used to produce electricity for the building and Solar Thermal is used to provide hot water. OZZ was responsible for the design, procurement and installation of the projects.
Through the United Nations Development Programme OZZ was engaged by The Government of St. Vincent and VINLEC to construct a 522 kW DC (420 kW AC) ground mounted solar array at the Argyle International Airport. Electricity produced by the solar PV system will feed into VINLEC’s electricity grid. The project was the first large scale solar PV project built in St. Vincent, commissioned in June 2018.
The Shangri-la Toronto is one of the tallest buildings in the city, reaching almost 214 meters high. This 67 story building includes a luxury hotel that occupies the first 17 floors and includes 202 lavish guestrooms. The remaining upper floors of the building consist of 353 condominium units. This building hosts a five star spa, an Asian influence restaurant and two bars serving the finest in wines and spirits.
OZZ Electric was part of the design assist team that took this project from conception to completion in just two years. One of the unique challenges with this location was taking apart the heritage building situated on the corner of Simcoe and Adelaide and re-building the structure, to become the SoHo Restaurant and Club, just outside of the main entrance of the Shangri-La Hotel and Condominium.