Module manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells is to deliver modules to a 42.5MW solar farm in Ontario.
Shipment has already started for 170,000 high efficiency HSC 60 Poly Can-Am modules to the Ontario Solar Photovoltaic Farm (OSPVF).
Hanwha Solar Canada, subsidiary of Hanwha SolarOne, is to manufacture the modules in Canada. Hanwha Q Cells is to construct the project.
The plant is scheduled for completion at the beginning of 2014 generating 50GWh a year, enough to power 5,000 homes in Ontario.
Steve Kang, president of Hanwha SolarOne USA said Canada “is a pillar of Hanwha SolarOne's long-term growth strategy in North America” and added that the company is on track to increase module sales in North America by 60% this year.
The company signed contracts earlier this year to build the 42.5MW OSPVF project in Ontario for Fiera Axium Infrastructure, just after Q-Cells International and Hanwha Solar Energy America merged to form Hanwha Q Cells.
Fiera Axiom Infrastructure is also taking a 50% stake in eight other projects with a capacity of 86MW in Ontario, and a 100% stake in two additional plants with a combined capacity of 22MW.
The OSPVF project will also employ the Q.MEGA (1.4 MWp DC PV system block) building technology that is said to enable each power block to be independently fed into the electricity grid while other blocks are being constructed. The highly standardised, cascading block system speeds construction and lower costs, the company claims.