Production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of next year, with the panels going to SunEdison. SunEdison says this will enable it to exceed the 60 percent domestic content requirement of Ontarios Feed-in Tariff Program (FIT), while supporting its anticipated growth in the region.
Jason Gray, vice president and country manager for the company said the partnership will see an initial annual panel capacity of 50 megawatts (MWs). There is potential however to scale this up to 200 MWs.
This initiative not only satisfies the domestic content requirement for SunEdison, but also signals a significant long-term investment in the Ontario solar market, commented Carlos Domenech, president of SunEdison.