Silfab Plans Canadian Manufacturing Plant

13 June 2010 (Last Updated June 13th, 2010 18:30)

Italian photovoltaic supplier Silfab said it plans to build an automated solar photovoltaic modules manufacturing plant in Ontario, Canada. The manufacturing plant will have a total capacity of 120MW, built in two phases. The 60MW phase is expected to be complete by the second quarter o

Italian photovoltaic supplier Silfab said it plans to build an automated solar photovoltaic modules manufacturing plant in Ontario, Canada.

The manufacturing plant will have a total capacity of 120MW, built in two phases. The 60MW phase is expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2011 and another 60MW by the end of the next year.

High-efficiency photovoltaic modules built with monocrystalline and polycrystalline silicon cells with a power of up to 300Wp for rooftop and ground-mounted applications will be built at the plant, the Italian-based company said in a statement.

The facility plans to primarily target the Ontario market, while the Silfab modules will also be distributed across the US, according to the company.

Installation of the first production line is due for the end of summer, while manufacturing operations will start between the end of this year and early 2011.