Two hundred new jobs will be brought to Windsor with the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corp.’s (WEEDC) announcement that Solar Source will build its new manufacturing facility at the Windsor International Airport. The 45,000 square foot plant will produce crystalline-silicon solar PV panels and serve as Solar Source’s and their manufacturing partner’s initial investment in North America.
“Solar Source Corp. is pleased to be associated with the City of Windsor for our initial solar panel manufacturing launch into the North American market,” said Ross Beatty, President of Solar Source. “We are also very excited to have HHV of India as our joint-venture partner in building Ontario’s first solar-panel manufacturing plant utilizing their equipment. Our relationship with the City of Windsor and HHV is a prime example of SSC’s mandate to develop strong relationships with clean energy industry leaders. Windsor’s embrace of the new renewable energy era as highlighted in Ontario’s Green Energy Act is impressive and we wish to congratulate them on their forward thinking attitude.”
Solar Source, a Canadian company, plans to bring 150 full-time jobs with the first 30MW phase of the manufacturing project. The second phase will bring an additional 50 jobs to total 200 jobs for the plant.