Canada: Silfab ramps module capacity up to 300 MW


In addition to ramping production capacity, from 180 MW to over 300, Silfab is upgrading existing equipment, to include the manufacture of five-busbar modules. The investment details were not disclosed.

The Toronto-based solar company says it is experiencing "strong" demand in the North American market, with monthly production records being broken. The expansion plans at its Mississauga plant are set to be completed in Q3; 30 new jobs have already been added.

"Our expansion enables Silfab to meet growing U.S. customer demands in a solar market seeking more locally-made modules," commented Geoffrey Atkins, head of business development.

Silfab opened the facility in 2011, with a capacity of 90 MW. This was ramped up to 180 MW within three years. Capacity is shared between OEM partners, Silfab branded modules and new technology.

pv magazine has contacted Silfab for more information.