Module manufacturer Silfab Solar is to increase production and expand its PV module manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada from 180MW to 300MW capacity.
The plant expansion, which includes an upgrade of existing equipment to manufacture five-busbar modules, comes in order to meet strong demand from North American partners, the company claimed.
The expansion will be completed in the third quarter of 2015 and has already added 30 new clean-tech jobs.
The plant was opened in 2011 with a 90MW capacity, which was increase to 144MW in three years an then up to 180MW before the latest expansion. The plant operates on a 24/7 schedule, 362 days a year.
Geoffrey Atkins, Silfab head of business development, said: “Our expansion enables Silfab to meet growing U.S. customer demands in a solar market seeking more locally-made modules. Silfab has and will continue to secure long-term, strategic customers who seek a local supplier that can deliver modules with maximum module efficient and power density.”