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Guelph to host new solar module manufacturing facility


August 16, 2010
By Mary Del


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Canadian Solar Inc. has selected Guelph, Ont. as the location for its new solar module manufacturing facility. The facility is expected to be ready to commence production early next year, and will be one of the largest solar panel module manufacturing plants in North America.

The new plant will be Canadian Solar’s first feed-in-tariff domestic content compliant solar manufacturing facility in Ontario, and will be capable of manufacturing 200 megawatts of solar modules a year while employing approximately 500 people. Guelph was selected as a result of its commitment to making sustainability the hallmark of the community through the Community Energy Initiative.