Canadian Solar to build Ontario panel manufacturing facility

Kitchener, Canada, December 3, 2009 — Canadian Solar Inc., started the site selection and approvals process to establish a 200 MW module manufacturing facility in Ontario.

Canadian Solar is a vertically integrated provider of solar cells, solar module, custom-designed solar application products and turnkey solutions for the residential, commercial and solar farm markets.

Canadian Solar recently submitted feed-in-tariff applications to Ontario Power Authority and has also received customer interest for solar systems made in Ontario. Canadian Solar expects to make definite decisions about the plant site, cost and ultimate size in the first quarter of 2010.

The new facility is expected to result in 500 new direct manufacturing jobs in Ontario and sufficient capacity to supply electricity to 60,000 homes per year.

The estimated cost of the plant will be about $23 million. The plant will be completed in stages, with the first phase of operations expected to commence in 2010.

Canadian Solar’s manufacturing facility is expected to help drive Ontario’s emerging solar industry, which is growing as a result of the provincial government’s recently launched FIT program.

Previous articleWorldwide Energy and Manufacturing nets 23 MW in solar contracts
Next articlePower purchase agreement struck for Las Vegas area landfill gas plant

No posts to display