Another PV manufacturing company is setting up shop in Ontario to take advantage of the province’s Green Energy Act feed-in tariff requirements for domestically sourced content. Kaco will soon begin full-scale production of its solar photovoltaic inverter line at its new facility in London, ON’s Skyway Industrial Park. The firm, which will hire 50 full-time employees at the Canadian site by the end of the year, plans to produce its XP series 83kW and 100kW blueplanet inverters at the 25,000 sq ft plant by November and expects to bring 330MW of capacity online in 2011.
“We are very pleased by the welcome and support we have received from the City of London and the London Economic Development Corporation”, said Peter Flachsmann, CEO of Kaco. “We strongly believe in Ontario’s Green Energy Act FIT and microFIT programs and are looking forward to expanding our business in Canada. Ontario offers very competitive conditions for development and production internationally, and London offers a highly skilled and competent workforce.”
The company, which has stated a goal of reaching over 3GW of global inverter production capacity in 2011, said it will expand the London facility to more than 40,000 sq ft next year.