1,000 MW of Solar Module Capacity Announced in Ontario So Far, and Here Are The Players

By Tyler Hamilton, clean energy columnist . Tyler also blogs at

Following the , I figured I would investigate who else plans to build (or has built) manufacturing facilities in Ontario to take advantage of the feed-in-tariff program and to comply with associated local content rules. In the previous post I mentioned module maker Solar Semiconductor, inverter makers Fronius and Enphase, and an alliance between Bosch Solar and Sustainable Energy Technologies. Here is a partial list of other plans that are in the works, some more advanced than others, and surprisingly they total more than 1,000 megawatts of annual capacity that, you can bet, will never fully materialize:

  1. ATS Automation did say it would bring some of its , and it has delivered. It started making product in May and has built a 100 megawatt line that will be officially announced in a few weeks. Read More »