Agris Solar Co-Operative will be deploying 9.3MW of PV modules made in Silfab Ontario’s new production facility for 10KW and smaller micro feed-in tariff projects in the Canadian province. The first tranche of monocrystalline-silicon panels will be delivered in April, with shipments continuing until April 2012.
Construction began on the first systems in February. Agris said its goal is to have more than 1000 installations completed throughout farming communities in rural parts of the province, as part of the co-op’s plan to take advantage of the incentives offered under Ontario Power Authority’s microFIT program.
Silfab expects to hit 90MW of capacity at its 100,000-sq-ft-plus Mississauga facility by the middle of this year, and eventually ramp to 180MW by 2012. Modules produced at the company’s plant, some of which will be allotted to OEM manufacturing partners, meet the domestic content provisions of Ontario’s FIT.
Financial terms of the module supply agreement between the two companies have not been disclosed.