Canadian Solar, Samsung partner on solar energy module factory

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. partnered with Canadian Solar to open a new manufacturing facility in London, Ontario. This plant will bring 200 local manufacturing jobs to London by the end of 2013, as promised in the Green Energy Investment Agreement (GEIA) between Samsung and the government of Ontario.

The facility will produce solar photovoltaic modules and Medium Voltage Power Stations. This plant will supply Samsung’s Ontario solar energy projects, such as the 100 MW Grand Renewable Energy Park in Haldimand County, the 100 MW Sol-Luce Kingston Solar PV project in Kingston and Loyalist Township, and future solar projects within the GEIA. The new facility will also be a hub for Canadian Solar to conduct research and product development associated with solar energy generation.

The Canadian Solar plant also ensures Samsung can move forward with engineering, procurement and construction jobs in its project communities around Ontario. In total, Samsung’s GEIA project will create 9,000 renewable energy jobs across the province.

Samsung and its partners will develop 300 MW of clean, renewable solar power in Ontario, part of a commitment to invest $5-billion in the development of 1,369 MW of renewable energy.

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