Business boost from Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff

Ontario's drive to become a green business leader has been further strengthened with the announcement of plans to build a multi-million pound solar panel factory.

As UK investment backs away from solar in the light of the Government’s FITs review the Canadian province goes from strength-to-strength.

United Solar has announced plans to create 80 new clean energy jobs by investing $12 million (£7.57 million) in a solar manufacturing facility in LaSalle, Ontario.

The plant will make solar panels for the growing clean energy economy in Ontario and supply renewable energy projects under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff program, which is helping to build a strong clean energy industry in the province.

Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan is getting Ontario off coal-fired power and replacing it with clean, renewable sources of power — like wind, solar and bio-energy.

“Renewable energy projects like these are helping Ontario become a world clean energy leader, helping to create thousands of jobs and attract billions of dollars of investment for Ontarians,” said Ontario’s minister of energy, Brad Duguid.

“This announcement is further evidence Ontario’s clean energy industry continues to build momentum. Our Feed-in Tariff program is attracting international companies to our province and creating jobs for Ontarians.”

Also in Ontario UK based Enecsys has announced it will partner with Heliene to distribute its solar micro inverter systems for residential and commercial applications.

Heliene will hold inventory of the company’s Ontario content micro inverters, the products are on schedule to be assembled in Ontario beginning in July this year.

Luke Walsh

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